Active Release Technique, also called Active Release Therapy, is the gold standard treatment in the identification of muscle, ligaments and joint adhesions and precise treatment delivery of these areas to reduce said restrictions.
Also known as ART, active release technique has been around for more than 30 years and has continued to evolve and fine tune its methodologies to serve people.
What is Active Release Technique?
Active Release Technique certified providers (mostly chiropractors) have hundreds of hours of training for superior palpation skills, identification of muscle, nerve and joint adhesions and they know very well how to release these adhesions to result in superior tissue movement and glide.
Active Release is an art of palpation and science to the movement and biomechanics of joints. It is the combination of the two that results in superior outcomes for patients and long lasting pain relief.
How Does ART Work?
The skill of touch and psychomotor skills is the most fundamental in an effective active release therapy. Fulcrum Therapy chiropractors who provide ART undergo hundreds of hours of training to work on their skill of touch and palpation.
An active release technique chiropractor will know exactly where adhesions in your muscles are located, can pinpoint them and through a series of movements, will assist in releasing such adhesions. Treatment length will vary depending on the degree of complexity and chronicity of the injury.
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What is Muscle Adhesion?
Muscle adhesions also known as muscle trigger points or muscle knots are areas of tissues where muscles are adhered against surrounding connective tissues and have lost their normal glide.
For example, imagine layers of skin and muscle that are supposed to glide freely for optimal movement. If these two layers are stuck against each other, they will restrict proper movement at that specific site and may even involve surrounding tissues, impacting their movements as well.
Benefits of Active Release Therapy
Categorized under a chiropractic treatment method, Active Release Therapy aka ART can benefit your body in several ways. Some of the positive results patients will get from Active Release Technique are:
- Improved flexibility
- Improved range of motion
- Reduction of pain intensity
- Improved functional mobility
- Improved neural glides from nerve adhesions
- Reduced risk of injury
These Conditions Can Be Treated Using ART:
Conditions effectively treated with Active Release Techniques are:
- Whiplash such as neck strain and strain injuries
- Tension headaches, migraine headaches and jaw pain
- Tennis elbow, Golfer’s elbow and other injuries of the arm
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Sciatica and other nerve related conditions
- Shin splints
- Plantar Fasciitis and ankle sprains and more
Who Can Offer Active Release Therapy?
ART is considered continuing education training, this means only accredited providers such as physiotherapists, chiropractors and RMTs (Registered Massage Therapists) and others can enroll in these courses and become certified. This is how we ensure that all ART treatments are kept to a high standard of care and continue to be a popular and effective modality for the general population to seek.
Continuing education courses are offered at various times throughout the year and our practitioner, Dr. Kimiya has completed her Full Body certifications in active release technique (ART) and is ready to serve you.
To start receiving Active Release Therapy, just book an appointment with your Coquitlam chiropractor, Dr. Kimiya, and start your healing journey. Let us support you and provide our expertise to help you get out of pain.
ART Sessions Don't Need a Doctor's Referral
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