Active Release Technique St. Catharines
ART Treatment Can Help With:
- Increased flexibility and healing process
- Regain back the loss of muscle strength
- Increase range of motion
- Provide chronic pain treatments (such as neck pain, knee pain, spinal pain, elbow pain, elbow sciatic nerve pain, foot pain, etc.)
- Relief of tension and headaches
- Management of: shin splints, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, sciatic symptoms
- Manage a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions, soft tissue injuries, injured tissue by motor vehicle accidents.
What is Active Release Technique ART?
The active release technique was developed by Mike Leahy, a sports chiropractor who noticed that when he applied pressure on an injured area of his patients’ bodies they would often feel better almost immediately. He then began applying this same principle to other areas of their bodies where there were problems such as neck pain or backache. Nowadays it is the gold standard treatment technique for muscles and other soft tissues such as tendons, ligaments, etc.
How Does Active Release Therapy Work?
An active release treatment is like a technique used in massage. The practitioner will shorten the soft or connective tissues present in the body and then apply a very specific tension to their hands as you actively stretch and lengthen these tissues.
The therapist can assess the texture and tension of these tissues to see if it is healthy or it has scar tissue that may need further treatment. The amount and direction of tension can be adjusted to treat the problem area with scar tissue. Each ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment, allowing the practitioners to continually assess the health of the tissues.
Benefits of Active Release Technique
Each of these factors can result in tough, dense scar tissue formation in the affected area. This scar tissue may result in muscles becoming shorter and weaker, abnormal tension on tendons resulting in tendonitis and/or and nerves may become trapped.
This may lead to loss in range of motion, loss of strength, numbness or tingling and pain. ART treats this abnormal tissue by combining specific lines of tension with active movement by the patient. Treatment helps to break down scar tissue, which facilitates increases in range of motion and tissue healing.
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Why Choose Active Release Technique at NHRC
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