Active release technique, also known by the acronym ART, consists of over 500 movements. This soft tissue technique focuses on nerves, fascia, ligaments, tendons, and muscles. It helps relieve pain and inflammation by targeting these areas and helping to release tension. Active release technique has the ability to increase a person’s range of motion. This technique is particularly effective against overused muscles.
Underneath the skin is scar tissue that builds up. As it builds, it has a tendency to prevent the person from moving as easily as before the scar tissue developed. The scar tissue around the muscles causes pain and restricted motion. Not to mention, nerves may get trapped within the tissue, which causes numbness and tingling. The ART (Active Release Technique) helps to unlock the restricted tissue, allowing for the muscles and tendons to be able to move freely. Additionally, it’s possible to release any nerves that got caught up in the restricted muscluature
It treats a variety of pains including but not limited to: headaches, frozen shoulder, shin splints, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, knee tracking issues, and hip flexor restriction.
The results may be permanent for some cases. However, results vary from patient to patient and are dependent upon the patient’s condition and severity.
The appointment begins with an evaluation that allows the doctor to understand the patient’s current condition. In addition, he gathers information about the patient’s medical background. The physician conducts a physical examination. This allows our chiropractors to evaluate the patient’s muscles and other soft tissues. It will also give us a better understanding of how the patient is moving, as well as the texture of the muscle and surrounding area. Once evaluated, the chiropractor uses direct tension while the patient performs specific movements to break up the scar tissue.