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Active Release Technique

What Is the Active Release Technique All About?

A patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system/movement-based massage technique, ART can treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Some of the conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART include:

  • back pain
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • headaches
  • headaches
  • knee problems
  • plantar fasciitis
  • sciatica
  • shin splints
  • shoulder pain
  • tennis elbow

Overused muscles are the main reason for these conditions. They can result from limited oxygen (hypoxia), accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma), acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions etc.), which can cause the body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. Muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis and nerves can become trapped as scar tissue builds up. This will eventually result in loss of strength, reduced range of motion and pain. Tingling, numbness and weakness can also develop if a nerve is trapped.

Treatment Description

ART uses movement of the patient to create tension on scar tissue. The treatment starts with the provider using his or her hands to evaluate the mobility, texture and tightness of the soft tissue. Hand pressure is used to remove or break up the fibrous adhesions and stretching motions are generally in the direction of venous and lymphatic flow. Unlike massage or other myofascial release techniques, ART has over 500 specific protocols that treat affected area of the body.

For pain relief and treatments, set an appointment with us today at 760.635.7800.

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This page was last updated on 12/08/2014 6:12 PM PST by Staff at Oasis MD
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