What is Active Release Techniques?
Active Release Techniques® (ART) is a soft-tissue mobilization technique that treats conditions associated with muscles, tendons, nerves, fascia, and ligaments. Some examples include; Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, and tennis elbow.
Often conditions arise due to overuse of the muscle, tendons and ligaments thus resulting in persistent pain, shorter and weaker muscles and compresed nerves. Repetitve overuse/acute injury causes a build-up of scar tissue affecting the body’s soft tissue.
What can you expect during an ART treatment?
Active Release Technique (ART) certified practioners use a hands-on technique involving your body’s natural motion to break up scar tissue and restore proper motion to affected areas.
The ART provider evaulates the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. When abnormal tissues are discovered they are treated using specific treatment protocols with precisely directed tension along with patient movement.