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ART- Active Release Technique

Summit Spine and Wellness is a chiropractic facility serving Roxborough, Philadelphia, PA. Here, we utilize our knowledge and expertise to provide treatments like the Active Release Technique, also known as ART.

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What is Active Release Technique?

Active release technique, also known by the acronym ART, consists of over 500 movements. This form of massage 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.

How Does it Work?

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. Not to mention, nerves may get trapped within the tissue, which causes numbness and tingling. The active release technique helps to soften the scar 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 issue.

What Does it Treat?

It treats a variety of pains including headaches, shin splints, sciatica, fasciitis, tennis elbow, knee problems, and shoulder pain.

Are Results Permanent?

The results may be permanent for many cases. However, results vary from patient to patient and are dependent upon the patient's condition and the severity of it.

What is a Session Like?

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 using his hands. This allows our chiropractors to evaluate the patient's muscles for tightness. 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 soften up the scar tissue.