what are active release techniques?

Active Release Techniques (ART) are a set of state-of-the-art and patented soft-tissue massage techniques used to treat problems involving ligament, tendons, muscles, nerves, and fascia. The ART practitioner uses tensile and compressive forces applied by hand to address the repetitive strain, constant pressure tension lesions and cumulative trauma injuries. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. The ultimate goal is to allow proper functioning of the neural (nerves) glide, and myofascial (fascia and muscle).

how do active release techniques work?

Every ART session is a combination of evaluation and treatment. The ART practitioner first evaluates and locates the area of adhesion or tension in a specific tissue. Then applying deep digital tension at the area of tenderness, the patient is instructed to actively move the tissue of the injury site from a shortened to a lengthened position while using hand as a manual contact along the fibers of that tissue to maintain tension.

why should i do active release techniques?

The ART is designed to achieve the following functions:

  • To release entrapped nerves, lymphatics and vasculature
  • To restore unimpeded motion of all soft tissues
  • To re-establish resilience, optimal texture and function of soft tissues

This technique can be practiced on patients with overuse, chronic, acute, repetitive strain injuries and all types of postoperative cases. Not limited to the following conditions, patients can seek to resolve their conditions quickly and with constant treatments, it can also be resolved permanently with the Active Release Techniques:

  • Back Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches
  • Knee Problem
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splints
  • Plantar Null
  • Tennis Elbow

The above conditions are also observed to have one thing in common; they are a result of overused muscles which can cause a reduced range of motion, pain and loss of strength.

Ready to Experience Active Release Techniques with Our Experts at TAP?

Active Release Techniques are not a cookie-cutter approach; there are over 500 specific treatment protocol moves unique to this technique which allows practitioners to identify and correct the specific problems affecting each patient. It is essential that you approach a trained professional to assist you with this technique to prevent further strains and unnecessary injuries. Over at Train Away Pain, we are accredited in ART and we provide invaluable expertise to assist you with your recovery.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our sports physicians, and let us address your problems. Your pain-free lifestyle can become a reality with us at TAP!

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