Active Release Techniques
Active Release Techniques (ART) is a hands-on system that diagnoses and treats many soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue is muscle, ligaments, fascia and nerves. More specifically, ART is extremely effective at treating injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, whiplash, rotator cuff strain and many more. Many conditions take only 3-6 treatments to resolve. ART is effective with chronic as well as acute conditions.
How does Active Release Techniques work?
Trauma to soft tissue will cause scar tissue and adhesions to develop. Sometimes these scars and adhesions cause irritation to other soft tissue in the area and then cause pain. ART treats these areas by applying a precise amount of pressure and moving the tissue in a particular motion. This not only obliterates scar tissue but also releases nerves that that can be irritated by being caught in adhesions caused by trauma.