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What is the Active Release Treatment (ART)?

What is the Active Release Treatment (ART)?

The Active Release Treatment (ART) alleviates afflictions in the musculoskeletal system.

An ART session always deals with the patient as an individual.  After carefully studying the patient’s condition, chiropractors utilize a hands-on approach (with over 500 possible moves specific to ART) to address and treat soft tissue injuries in the body’s fascia, muscles, tendons and nerves.  The patient participates in this process by creating very specific movements during the treatment.

When the body undergoes trauma or injury, caused by surgery, repetitive strain, or postural distortion, it responds by creating scar tissue.  While scarring is a natural and necessary response, this hardening of tissues can lead to unnatural adhesions in the body and lead to many problems and pain over time.   The manual practice of ART aims to eliminate these afflictions and offer the patient much needed relief.

Here are just a few of the conditions ART can successfully address:

Here are some conditions Flexion Distraction can successfully treat:

  • Tissue Hypoxia
  • Repetitive Strain
  • Joint Dysfunction
  • Headaches
  • Back and Shoulder Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome,
  • Shin Splints
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Some soft-tissue care methods of the past, like drugs, heat, cold, and massage, addressed the patient’s condition from the perspective of its symptoms.  For that reason, they offered patients only short-term results.  However, with Active Release Techniques, we work with the injury from its cause, and therefore give our patients the gift of long-term relief and lasting results.

 

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