Active Release Technique

What is Active Release Techniques (ART) To Individuals, Athletes, and Patients?

 

ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. 

 
What Condition Is Active Release Effective At Treating?

 

A few of the conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART include:

* Headaches

* Neck pain

* Low back pain

* Shoulder pain

* Tennis Elbow

* Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

* Knee problems

* Achilles Tendinopathy

* Plantar Fasciitis

 

These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

 

How Do Overuse Conditions Occur?

 

Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

* acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc),

* accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)

* not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).

 

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

 

What Is An ART treatment Like?

 

Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

 

Treatment duration and frequency vary depending on the severity and complexity of the injury. Many conditions will see improvement in symptoms within 4-5 treatments visits.