Active Release Technique® ART

ART® is a state of the art soft tissue system/movement based myofascial release technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART®. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

Dr. Erik Shimane has been a volunteer in Kona, HI Ironman World Championship for the past decade with ART® experience.

Dr. Erik Shimane has been full body certified since 2006 in Upper Extremity Level 1, Lower Extremity Level 1, Spine Level 1, as well as the following Advanced Courses: Nerve Entrapment, Biomechanics, Active Palpation, Active Diagnosis, Masters ART®, Complex Protocols, Upper Extremity Level 2, Spine Level 2, and Lower Extremity Level 2. Dr. Erik is the only fully certified Level 2 practitioner in Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii.


Erik Shimane


Erik Shimane was born and raised on the island of O'ahu. Dr. Erik graduated from Kaiser High School and went on to earn a Bachelors of Science Degree in Computer Science from the University of Hawai'i Manoa. He achieved his Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer West Chiropractic College in San Jose, CA and continues to obtain numerous post graduate certificates.

Dr. Erik also known as "Eazy" from elementary days has a wealth of knowledge and expertise with nutrition, dietary and herbal supplementation, neuromusculoskeletal pain, sports specific injuries and rehabilitation techniques. Dr. Erik has traveled across the world learning from a multitude of disciplines working in depth with biomechanics and rehabilitation from acute injuries and having the privilege working with the physically challenged. Dr. Erik specializes in Nutrition, Golf Fitness, Volleyball, Martial Arts and Dancing injuries.

In the past, Dr. Erik has been an on-field medical/chiropractic volunteer for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, Internationl Children Games, Ultimate International Karate Championships, North Face Endurance Challenge, San Francisco Full/Half Marathon, Honolulu Marathon, Santa Cruz Beach Volleyball Tournaments, Muddy Buddy, 24 Hours of Adrenaline and many more events. Dr. Erik continues to perform and compete in different competition such as breaking salsa and duo-straps aerial acts. 

Post-Graduate Certificates

Active Release Technique® (A.R.T.) - Upper, Lower, Spine, Nerve Entrapment, Biomechanics, Masters, Active Palpation, Complex Protocols, Ironman Provider Network

Titleist Performance Institute - Medical Professional Level 3, Junior Coach Level 3, Fitness Professional Level 3, Power Coach Level 2


Nutrition: Standard Process, Mediherb, Energetix

Morphogenic Field Technique

System Strength Analysis

OTZ Health Education Systems

Cranial Adjusting Turner Style (CATS) - Level 1, 2

Active Isolated Stretching - Mattes Method

Kinesio® Taping Technique, Rock Tape, 

HawkGrip, Graston® Technique

Anatomy Trains - Survey Course

Functional Movement Systems: SFMA Level 1, FMS Level 1

Olympic Weight Lifting Coach

Lower Quarter Biomechanics

Spine Rehabilitation

Cold Laser