Active release technique (ART) is a treatment that uses active motion and tension to treat a range of injuries.
Active release technique (ART) is a non-invasive treatment that combines active motion and tension to separate the adhesions that limit range of motion and muscular contraction.
The treatment can be used to resolve soft tissue injuries, as well as a number of other concerns, including back pain and headaches. During ART treatment, the injured area is carefully identified and isolated so that scar tissue can be broken up.
This in turn boosts blood flow and promotes healing – read on to find out more!
Which areas of the body can be treated with ART?
ART can be used to resolve pain and discomfort in various areas of the body. The technique is often used to treat the fascia, which is the connective tissue that supports the muscles and organs in the body. When the fascia becomes inflamed, it can cause severe pain. Fortunately, ART can be used to target the fascia and alleviate pain.
ART is also often used to treat strains and other injuries in many of the body’s main muscle groups, such as the neck, shoulders, back and hamstrings. Similarly, the technique can be used to target injuries of the tendons and ligaments.
Because ART can be performed on so many areas of the body, the treatment can help to resolve a broad range of health conditions. These include lower back pain, tension headaches, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, sciatic nerve pain and shoulder strains.
How does ART work?
If you choose to undergo ART, your chiropractor will begin by assessing your injury and isolating the area of treatment. Any scar tissue will be identified, manipulated and broken up. Your chiropractor will take a hands-on approach and use motion to treat the injured area.
During the process, adhesions of scar tissue are physically broken up. This scar tissue forms as a result of injuries and causes pain and stiffness in both joints and muscles. Some common symptoms of scar tissue include stiffness in areas such as the neck, elbows, back and knees, as well as pain and reduced flexibility.
What are the benefits?
ART can benefit those struggling with pain and stiffness in a number of ways. In fact, most patients experience a rapid recovery following treatment. The treatment can help to increase flexibility and improve range of motion.
ART also helps to alleviate lower back and neck pain; provide relief to those suffering from tension headaches; and manage conditions like shin splints, carpal tunnel and tennis elbow.
If you’re suffering from aches and pains, we encourage you to come in for a consultation so that we can identify and assess the cause of your symptoms and determine whether ART is a suitable treatment for you.
How can we help?
At Modern Chiropractic & Pain Relief, we offer active release for the treatment of problems related to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. The technique is a non-invasive treatment that can benefit most people who are suffering from soft tissue injuries and pain. To find out more about active release technique at our practice, please have a look here.
If you would like to make an appointment to see us, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to providing you with pain relief.