Active Release Technique
What is Active Release Techniques?
The Active Release Techniques (ART) is a soft tissue management system created in 1984 by Michael Leahy, Doctor of Chiropractic and Aeronautical Engineer. The system is based on scientific evidence that following injury sustained by trauma, exercise or repetitive stress, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue develop adhesions. These adhesions cause the motion of muscles or joints to be altered resulting in a wide variety of symptoms including pain, weakness, numbness, tingling and reduced range of motion.
Active Release Techniques is a new non-invasive treatment, designed to restore proper muscle function and movement to enable the body to perform at its most efficient level. Whether you’re playing golf, running, sitting at your desk or caring for your children, improved heath equals enhanced performance and less pain.
Adults and children, professional and Olympic athletes, office workers, laborers, housewives and many others can and do benefit from Active Release Techniques. Many patients faced with painful surgeries and long recovery periods benefit from the conservative and rapid results of Active Release Techniques. Treatments are conducted in a clinical setting, with direct contact between the doctor and the patient’s skin. There aren’t any needles, electrical devices or prolonged visits.
The Active Release Techniques Session
Every Active Release Techniques session is a combination of examination and treatment. The Dr. Sid uses his hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to Active Release Techniques. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. Active Release Techniques is not a cookie-cutter approach. The number of treatments needed to resolve a problem varies and is specific to each case. The average number of visits is between 6 and 12, but patients can experience relief after only just a few visits.
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