The Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
Some conditions that can be resolved quickly and/or permanently include:
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Shin Splints
- Shoulder Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Knee Problems
- Tennis Elbow
These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles. Once a muscle is overused from a tear, pull, micro-trauma, lack of oxygen, or collision, scar tissue forms. Scar tissue is necessary for healing, but it can restrict range of motion if it sticks to nearby structures in the body. Some symptoms include aches and pains, burning muscles, numbness, and tingling. ART uses motion to locate and to break up scar tissue and adhesions that can form due to direct injury or repetitive movement over time.
People who have been injured in an auto accident, while playing a sport, or while at work can all benefit from ART. A soft tissue injury may not be identified immediately by a provider who is not trained in ART as they cannot be displayed by radiographic imaging. An experienced ART provider can diagnose soft tissue injuries by feeling for a change in texture and treat by manual movement. Therefore, the active release technique has to be performed by a certified ART provider. They are qualified to diagnose and treat over 400 structures and a broad range of injuries and conditions.
If you think ART may be right for you, call us at 703-273-2792 or email us at [email protected] to make an appointment today!