What Is Active Release Technique?
Active Release Techniques® (ART), is a technique which combines a massage-based procedure with specific movements that vary based on the affected area.
How ART Can Help?
This technique can benefit all types of patients suffering from soft tissue injury, from the professional athlete to the “weekend warrior” to the office professional. Soft tissue injuries can produce dense scar tissue in the affected area reducing the range of motion and strength and can cause chronic pain.
During an ART session, our physical therapists evaluate the texture, tightness, and range of motion of the affected area. When a problem area is identified, the tissues are treated through the combination of precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. These specific moves are performed simultaneously as our therapists work their hands to loosen and free scar tissue. This combination helps to break up the scar tissue and reteach muscles the proper movements in order to prevent future injury.
For more information, please feel free to call our office or contact us. Our expert physical therapy team will evaluate you for the best modalities to target your injuries.