Active Release Techniques
Active Release Techniques ® (ART) treatment is a hands-on case-management system that allows us to diagnose and treat soft tissue injuries. When trauma occurs, whether from surgery, accident, postural distortion or repetitive strain, the body’s natural response is the formation of scar tissue. Scarring has a detrimental effect, causing tissues to adhere to themselves as well as to other related structures. Adhesions are responsible for the vast number of aches and pains that occur. Active Release Techniques ® Soft Tissue Management Systems are very specific treatment protocols directed at removing the adhesions at virtually every structure of the musculoskeletal system. The main concept is to reestablish motion between fascial planes thus reducing fibrous adhesions and reestablishing neural and myofascial glide between tissues. Freeing the structures from entrampments and allowing them to return to their full range of motion, restoring biomechanical stability and function.
The technique utilizes the examiners hands to apply the treatment and patient active motion when ever possible. The technique is applied to acute, chronic, overuse; repetitive strain injuries and NMS post operative cases of all types. The number of postoperative cases is growing constantly.
At FitWell Chiropractic Sports Medicine we have found that ART® is the most effective and efficient way in which to treat myofascial injuries. Combining it with complete chiropractic care and progressive rehabilitation provides the quickest and most satisfying solution.