Active Release Technique is a highly effective approach to injuries of muscles, tendons, nerves and the surrounding soft tissue. Active Release Technique (ART) uses deep tissue massage to the connective tissues while moving them through their range of motion. This helps reduce tension in the muscle and promotes full range of motion. Active Release Technique is a deep muscle therapy that complements chiropractic care very well. We use procedures that relieve muscle tension, motion dysfunction,and help scar tissue formation, muscle imbalance, and nerve entrapments.
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension and very specific patient movements.
These treatment protocols (500 specific moves) are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affect each individual patient. ART is not a cookie cutter approach. ART doctors must certify each year to keep their certifications.
The 3 most common mechanisms of injury are:
All three are part of the cumulative injury cycle. Soft tissue restrictions in the body change or adapt over time. These changes are predictable and can be felt by the doctor. Chronic or "older" injuries actually feel different than acute or "newer injuries.
Active Release Technique has been very effective for professional athletes and is widely used in professional sports such as the NFL, NBA, NHL, Ironoman Tiathlons, and professional volleyball, figure skating, and many more. Think of yourself as a professional athlete and try ART today.
Dr. Chow is a certified ART provider. For more information on ART, please visit: www.activerelease.com