ACTIVE RELEASE THERAPY (ART)
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. The body's connective tissues are prone to negative changes from trauma, such as swelling, fibrosis and adhesions. During treatment, manual therapy is applied in compressive, tensile and shear forces to address repetitive strain injuries, cumulative trauma and constant pressure tension. The ART provider applies deep tension at the area of tenderness whilst the patient is instructed to actively move the injury site from a shortened to a lengthened position. The placing of a contact point near the lesion and instructing the patient to move a specific way produces a sliding motion of soft tissues, which relieves the tension/limitation felt by the patient.
Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can benefit from treatment with ART.
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