Active Release Techniques (ART)

ART is a licensed soft tissue technique that diagnoses and treats problems arising from the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Pain occurs when the body systems responsible for movement stop working. ART helps to restore proper movement patterns, which in turn decreases pain. 

How does it work? 

Firstly, your Chiropractor will examine the affected area to pinpoint any movement dysfunction and tightness of the soft tissues. This helps them to diagnose the root cause of the injury. Next, the ART treatment works by releasing the soft tissues that are not functioning properly due to overuse or injury. The practitioner treats by applying tension to the affected tissues while specific movements are performed to stretch that area. 

What can ART help with?  

ART is very effective for soft-tissue injuries that involve tightness, pain, numbness, inflammation, decreased range of motion and muscle aches. It is effective for injuries throughout all parts of the body including neck and shoulder pain, headaches, low back pain, hip and knee pain, as well as overuse injuries.

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