ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES

Active Release Techniques or ART has proven to be a very fast and effective way to treat athletic and movement related injuries. This highly successful hands-on treatment method addresses problems in the soft tissues of the body, including the muscles, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.  

ART treatments are specifically designed to locate and treat scar tissue adhesions that accumulate in the muscles and surrounding soft tissues. Through and ART treatment the practitioner can help to: 

1) Breakup restrictive adhesions.

2) Reinstate normal tissue flexibility and movement. 

3) Restore flexibility, balance, and stability to the injured area and to the entire kinetic chain.

During an ART treatment, tension is applied to affected muscles, ligaments, and tendons. As the tension is applied, the practitioner or an assistant will then move the affected area thus releasing tension and breaking up adhesions. This works to restore normal range of motion. This unique combination of direct pressure and specific guided movement patterns are the key to ART’s success in treating pain and injuries.

You may find that a nagging area of your body can be restored to its normal function in just a handful of treatments.

 

ART can help treat the following conditions:

Achilles Tendonitis, Ankle Injuries, Back Pain / Injuries, Bicipital Tendonitis, Bursitis. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Compartment Syndrome, Foot Pain and Injury, Frozen Shoulder, Gait Imbalances, Golf Injuries, Golfer’s Elbow (Tendonitis), Hand Injuries, Headaches, Hip Pain, Hyperflexion Injuries, Iliotibial Band Syndrome, Impingement Syndrome, Joint Dysfunction, Knee and Leg Pain, Knee Meniscal Injuries, Muscle Pulls or Strains, Muscle Weakness, Myofascitis, Neck Pain, Nerve Entrapment, Syndromes, Repetitive Strain Injuries, Plantar Fasciitis, Post – Surgical, Restrictions, Running Injuries, Rib Pain, Rotator Cuff Syndrome, Shin Splints, Scar Tissue Formation, Sciatica, Swimmer’s Shoulder, Shoulder Pain, Sports Injuries, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Tendonitis/Tendonosis, Tennis Elbow, Weight Lifting Injuries, Throwing Injuries, TMJ, and Whiplash.