With fast-paced busy lifestyles these days, it’s not uncommon for people to overexert themselves and, thus, overuse their bodies.  This can lead to a variety of conditions in the muscles and joints, resulting in chronic pain that affects even the most ordinary daily activities.

Active Release Techniques and chiropractic treatment can come in handy in situations where muscles and joints are severely injured because they help ease overused muscles and other soft tissues and can correct abnormally functioning and misaligned joints.  But, what exactly is Active Release Technique?

Active Release Technique, or ART, is basically an advanced hands-on massage system used to treat soft tissue conditions, such as overuse, strains, and sprains.  Soft tissues in the body include muscles, nerves, tendons, and fascia.  Overuse of soft tissues can instigate the development of scar tissue, which can bind and tie down the soft tissues, thus obstructing their free movement and causing loss of strength, severe pain, and numbness.  ART is able to break up scar tissue, release adhesions, and restore the mobility of soft-tissues.  Active Release Technique New York offers examination and treatment of soft tissue conditions and provides it patients with the highest quality of care.

There are also cases in which joints are affected due to muscle overuse. Joints usually become misaligned, which causes imbalance to the body and, as a result, affects a person’s motion. Chiropractic care is most appropriate for treating conditions of joint abnormality because an adjustment can help realign the joint and restore its normal functions.

Combining Active Release Technique and Chiropractic will help to provide immediate improvement in the functionality of muscles and joints. An ART chiropractor will be able to examine the malfunctioning of both joints and soft tissues, therefore providing a more comprehensive array of treatment options to effectively address a patient’s condition. Visit an ART Chiropractic Scoliosis Clinic for cases of malfunctioning joints and soft tissues.

While many people resort to surgery for treating their muscles and joints, it is a much riskier treatment option because it is an invasive procedure that often produces complications such as hemorrhaging, prolonged pain, and worsening of the condition.  It is recommended that, before a proceeding with surgery, a patient should first try safer, non-invasive treatment options such as Active Release Technique and Chiropractic.

-Dr Sid
Esprit Wellness
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