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Testimonials

Read what people are saying about the services and staff at ArCTIC:

Since enrolling in one of ArCTIC’s programs, the benefits have been clear.  The multi-pronged approach – chiropractic care, nutrition, injury prevention and training – has made all the difference.  I wish this program had been created sooner! – Meaghan

This review is for Amanda Long and Dr Keith Schreffler. Both are trusted and essential members of my wellness team for managing my chronic lower back and hip pain and post-thrombotic syndrome. I am not an athlete (nor do I have ambitions of becoming one!) and their care is an excellent fit for my needs.Amanda has been my massage therapist for the past two years and she embodies patient-centered care. She is a compassionate listener and a knowledgeable masseuse who is constantly pushing herself to learn and grow for the benefit of her clients. Amanda works with me to understand how I use my body and uses that knowledge to inform her treatment. I feel seen as a person, in less pain, and in better spirits after working with Amanda.

Amanda introduced me to Dr. Keith Schreffler nearly a year ago for treating my hip pain, and it is to the benefit of patients that they are working together. He, too, practices what he preaches about patient-centered care. I really appreciate his holistic approach to treating my pain and his patient, steady, and reassuring manner. He’s not a “crack and crunch”, one size fits all type of chiropractor; his treatment for me focuses on mobilizing and strengthening. I especially appreciate that he listens to my treatment goals and keeps those at the forefront of my treatment plan.In terms of the logistics of working with them, they are both punctual, have easy scheduling tools that send ample reminders, and their office is easy to get to via metro. – Anna

Let me begin by saying Caroline is so much more than a coach, she is my awesome, running friend. Caroline trained me to run the Marine Corps marathon 14 months after I received the “Gift of Life.” That is not a simple task as I needed as much mental help as I did athletic to take on and complete such a challenge. She gave me confidence when I had none, not only in running but beginning to live again. For many years my life was doctors and hospitals and she brought me to the world of runners where 5ks, 10ks and marathons are just what you do. I joke with Caroline that she knows what to do, either slow down or speed up, before I do. She helped me complete the greatest, most amazing journey I could’ve hoped for in completing a marathon post-transplant. – Steve

As an aging runner with more 30 years of running behind me (and thousands of miles of wear and tear on my body) I am very focused on recovery and staying injury-free.  I have worked with Amanda for five years and her treatments have been vital to keeping me out of the doctors office and on the roads and trails. – Christopher

I worked with Lauren on the sports performance nutrition package. She is absolutely fantastic to work with and is incredibly knowledgeable. She worked with my specific dietary restrictions and taught me how to eat healthy, delicious food. The best thing was that she gave me the tools I needed to successfully navigate the holidays and all of the delicious but unhealthy food. I spent time with my family, who did the majority of the cooking, and using the principles Lauren taught me, I had no issue eating healthy while enjoying the time with my family. She helped me achieve my goal, and I will definitely seek her help in the future if I have any questions! I highly recommend Lauren for any of the nutrition services– Whitney

ArCTIC (affiliated with Schreffler Chiropractic) was terrific. I was looking to learn Kettlebell from a certified StrongFirst instructor, injury proof my body, increase mobility and explosiveness; and was lucky to find Dr. Matt Kelly.  Did an 8-session package and was very pleased.

Until I met Dr. Kelly, I’ve never paid for training before and have always been skeptical of trainers.  I felt at ease based on his education, sports/exercise experience, and initial conversations.  He put a lot of planning into each session, watched my form with a close eye, and provided several workouts and vital stretches that I’ve incorporated into my weekly exercise regimen.  Since then I’ve learned kettlebell and more, and reached my goals.  -Peter

Even the nicest spas that I have been to have not lived up to how great I feel after a massage with Amanda.  I train hard 5-6 days a week and my muscles are constantly in a state of soreness and recovery.  Amanda listens closely, learns what is happening in your body, and has a great intuition about how to facilitate healing. –Kim S.

I just wanted to thank Krista for what was truly one of the best physical therapy sessions since my open heart surgery. She truly is amazing. I never imagined how much inline skating could benefit my equilibrium. I plan on continuing sessions in the future! –Phil

I’m a fitness instructor and cyclist with moderate back and knee issues; when I started seeing Amanda, I thought that I was stuck with the pain. By working with her deep tissue massage and assisted stretches, I felt a difference immediately. She’s increased my range of motion, decreased pain and discomfort and made me a happy athlete again! She’s the best!!—Kim

Just wanted to send over a quick thank you for taking care of my members. I’ve sent a few over and all have had positive experiences. It’s great to have a place I can refer with confidence that they’re getting proper treatment. I try to take a comprehensive approach to building these people’s bodies from the ground up and in my eyes, that means getting rid of restrictions, asymmetries, and imbalances before lots of load and stress…thanks again for providing a valuable service and being great at what you do. –Justin, Owner at Underground Athlete

Amanda is a necessary part of anyone with an active lifestyle.  Recovery is key- when you have a massage with Amanda, she is keen to ask how you’re feeling, what’s hurting, listens to you and is very responsive in treatment which is very individualized each time.  She is very knowledgeable about the science and anatomy behind what causes problems and how to help acute issues and also help you prevent future injuries to the same areas.  She has magic hands.  – Ginny S.

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1401 N Adams Street
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-465-1213
Fax: 703-465-1211