Active Release Technique

Dr. P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP, developed and patented Active Release Technique (ART). He noticed symptoms in patients were related to changes in their soft tissues, so he created ART to focus entirely on the patient’s symptoms.

This non-invasive soft tissue restoration procedure reduces scar tissue. Tissue can cause discomfort, stiffness, muscles weakness, and unusual pain like mechanical dysfunction of the myofascial and soft tissue. The technique may help you with your muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. It may treat some of the following conditions: carpal tunnel and other peripheral nerve entrapments, spinal pain, tendonitis, and soft tissue inflammatory disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, and foot, and recurring sprains and strains.

Active Release Technique

Benefits Of Active Release Technique

ART may benefit anyone with pain and other symptoms caused by soft tissue injuries from sports, trauma, and overuse by:

  • Improve flexibility
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Increase range of motion, especially after injuries
  • Management carpal tunnel
  • Management tennis elbow
  • Management sciatic symptoms

How Active Release Technique Works?

During the procedure, our chiropractors will feel the area with their hands and identify the tightness or any unusual muscle movement in the area that is bothering you. Usually, the scar tissue binds between your muscles and limits any flexibility that causes pain and stiffness in your muscles and joints. Once the problem is identified, our chiropractors focus on the target area using a combination of manipulation and appropriate movements. This releases and stretches the soft tissue to break up any adhesions (dense collections of scar tissue formed when muscles and connective tissues are injured) contributing to your pain.

Active Release Technique is not like a massage. It can be uncomfortable as it works to release the tension of the scarred tissue. The purpose is to eliminate the discomfort, pain, inflammation, or other problems caused by the scarred tissue. Pain Rehab Center may help you resume your activities just like before the pain!

To learn more about Active Release Technique, you may contact us at (301) 900-3310 and start your healing journey now!

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