What is Active Release Technique?
ART is most commonly used to treat conditions related to adhesions or scar tissue in overused muscles. According to ART practitioners, as adhesions build up, muscles become shorter and weaker, the motion of muscles and joints are altered, and nerves can be compressed. As a result, tissues suffer from decreased blood supply, pain, and poor mobility.
Specific conditions that can be treated with ART include headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, other peripheral nerve entrapments, shin splints, sciatica, TMJ, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and other soft tissue inflammatory disorders of the joints.
The goal of ART is to restore the smooth movement of tissues and to release any trapped nerves or blood vessels.
What Common Conditions does ART Treat?
Active Release Technique is a more modern chiropractic service. You can find a lot of answers about ART in our Frequently Asked Questions section.
ART has over 500 specific protocols to treat muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries as well as nerve entrapments throughout the body. A partial list of conditions successfully treated with ART is below:
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Ankle Injuries
- Back Pain/Injuries
- Bursitis Dupuytren’s contracture
- Foot pain/injury
- Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis
- Golfers/Tennis elbow (Tendonitis)
- Golf Injuries
- Hand Injuries
- Hip Pain
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Knee Pain Leg Injuries
- Neck Pain Plantar
- Fascitis Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Compartment syndrome
- (Chronic) De Quervains’s tenosynovitis
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Rotator cuff syndrome
- Running Injuries
- Sciatica Shin splints
- Shoulder Pain
- Sports Injuries
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Throwing Injuries
- Wrist Injuries
What Advanced Release Technique Services are offered by PCS?
All doctors of PCS will be certified in Active Release Technique (ART). This service is one of the most important to ongoing physical health and holistic treatments of our patients.
If you would like to know more about ART or consider it as a treatment option to your inmobility or pain, please register for a free consultation with Premier Chiropractic Specialists.