Please read this agreement carefully before accessing or using the AoC website. AoC provides written information and video demonstrations (“content” or “features”) on how to perform physical exercise. By accessing and using the features on the site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth below. If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not access the site or use its features and should immediately cease such use. AoC may modify this agreement at any time, and such modifications shall be effective immediately upon notice, which may be accomplished by posting the modified agreement on the site. Your use of any of the features following such notice shall be deemed your acceptance of such changes. You agree to review the agreement periodically to be aware of such modifications and your continued access or use of the site and/or the features shall be deemed your conclusive acceptance of the modified agreement. If we request, you agree to sign a non-electronic version of this agreement.
Professional Advice Disclaimer
This site offers health and fitness information and is designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional health care advice, diagnosis, or treatment. If you have any concerns or questions about your health, you should always consult with a physician or other health care professional. Do not disregard, avoid or delay obtaining medical or health related advice from your health care professional because of something you may have read on this site. The use of any information provided on this site is solely at your own risk.
Nothing stated or posted on this site or available through its social media pages is intended to be, and must not be taken to be, the practice of medical, chiropractic, or counseling care. For purposes of this agreement, the practice of medicine, chiropractic, and counseling includes, without limitation, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, or providing professional health care treatment, instructions, diagnosis, prognosis or advice. By using this site, you acknowledge that no doctor-patient relationship has been formed with AoC.
This site is continually under development and AoC makes no warranty of any kind, implied or express, as to its accuracy, completeness or appropriateness for any purpose. In that regard, developments in health care research may impact the health and fitness information that appears here. No assurance can be given that the information contained in this site will always include the most recent findings or developments with respect to the particular material.
Release of Liability
Neither AoC nor its directors, officers, employees, contractors, agents or sponsors are responsible or liable to you or anyone else for any loss or injury or any indirect, incidental, consequential, special, exemplary, punitive or other damages under any contract, negligence, strict liability or other theory permitted by law arising out of or relating in any way to (i) the use of or inability to use the features; (ii) any content contained on the site; (iii) statements or conduct posted or made publicly available on the site; (iv) any product or feature purchased or obtained through the site; (v) any action taken in response to or as a result of any information available on the site; (vi) any damage caused by loss of access to, deletion of, failure to store, failure to back up, or alteration of any features on the site, or (vii) any other matter relating to the site and/or the features. In no event shall AoC’s total liability to you for any and all damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract, tort [including, but not limited to, negligence], statutory, or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for using any of the features on the site.
Informed Consent/Assumption of Risk
Many people with acute and chronic spine-related and extremity disorders and joint stiffness, arm and leg complaints, and other musculoskeletal conditions or injuries have benefited through physical exercise. After consistent exercise, most of our viewers experience increased flexibility, feel less pain and other symptoms, and are able to return to their normal physical activities at work and home. The goal of the content and features is to improve and normalize the quality of joint motion in the affected areas of your body, to encourage you to adopt good lifestyle habits such as exercise and good nutrition, and assist you during the recovery process. Rejecting such care may lead to progression of joint restrictions and pain symptoms and further compromise your ability to perform activities at home and work.
There are various types of professional health care options for those who have your type of condition(s), including; chiropractic, acupuncture, physical therapy, or seeking care from a medical doctor. While uncommon, some patients may experience short-term increase of pain and other symptoms or muscle and ligaments strains or sprains as a result of physical exercise. There are some uncommon and rare potential serious risks to physical exercise, including, but not limited to, strains, sprains, fractures, disc injuries, dislocations, nerve injuries, and strokes.
I knowingly and voluntarily consent to and assume the risk of performing the exercises and lifestyle habits provided as content and features on the AoC website and any other AoC social media pages.
This consent includes all staff that are employed by, associated with, or serve as back-up for AoC, whether or not their names are listed on this form. I understand that the results from the content and features are not guaranteed for my condition. AoC, through its website, has communicated the goals and potential benefits of using the features, the various professional health care treatments for my condition and the associated risks of using AoC features. I have had the opportunity to read these terms of service and understand the above statements, accept the risks mentioned, and hereby consent and agree to AoC’s services for my present condition and any future conditions.
If any provision of this Agreement is unenforceable, invalid, or violates applicable law, such provision shall be deemed stricken and shall not affect the enforceability of any other provisions of this Agreement.