(ART) Active Release Techniques
What is Active Release?
Active Release Techniques, or ART for short, is a hands-on therapy that treats problems related to soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and nerves). ART involves shortening and lengthening the muscle under tension to break up adhesions on the injured muscle. ART allows practitioners to identify the source of the problem, treat soft tissues, and restore proper functioning so you can work, play, and perform at your best.
ART is the gold standard of soft tissue care and is one of the most successful treatments for treating soft tissue injuries like:
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Frozen Shoulder
- Golfers Elbow
- ITBand Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Shin Splints
- Tennis Elbow
- and many more…
Plantar Fascia Treatment Using Active Release Techniques
Opening The Shoulder Girdle Using Active Release Techniques
Why the need for Active Release Techniques?
ART is needed when soft tissues become injured. Injury can result from repetitive strain, acute injury, or constant pressure on a tissue. Once soft tissue becomes injured, the body produces tough scar tissue, or “adhesions”, in the affected area.
Adhesions alter normal tissue and can result in muscles that are shorter and weaker, tension on the tendons, and pressure on nerves. Untreated adhesions lead to scar tissue build up and is experienced as a decreased range of motion, weakness, pain, tingling, and possibly numbness.
Soft tissue injury exists in just about all of us. Whether you live an active lifestyle or sit at a computer all day, ART can help!
Please refer to Active Release Website if you require additional information.
Flexor Digitorum Treatment Using Active Release Techniques