Active Release Technique (ART)

What Is Active Release Technique (ART)?

Active release technique (ART) is a manual therapy that treats your body’s soft tissue using a combination of manipulation and movement. This hands-on therapy is used to diagnose and treat injuries caused by scar tissue, breaking up adhesions which limit normal range of motion and cause pain and tension.

ART is administered by specially certified active release technique providers who know how to effectively identify, isolate and target an affected area. By breaking up the scar tissue, functionality can be restored as well as promoting blood flow and faster healing of injuries. The technique is used to treat problems that involve the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

What is Active Release Technique Used For?

ART can be used to treat acute (sudden injury), cumulative (chronic injury) and pressure (due to poor posture) related injuries. The treatment is used for a variety of injuries, including:

How Does ART Help?

Muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue develop adhesions within and between them as a result of various injuries. Abnormal tissue can go unnoticed by an athlete or office worker and can lead into an injury. Early symptoms of damaged tissue include tightening and shortening of the muscle. This makes movements that used to be easy harder, for example, a stiffer golf swing rotation.

These adhesions cause the motion of muscles or joints to be altered, eventually resulting in a variety of symptoms including pain, weakness, numbness, tingling and a reduced range of motion. Depending on the type and severity of injury, between 2-6 visits (each lasting about 15 – 30 minutes) are required for the correction of soft tissue problems.

Make an Appointment at Our Perth Clinic

The team at Northbridge Chiropractic strive to offer a truly holistic approach to healing in a friendly, relaxing environment. For more information on our Active Release Therapy, trigger point therapy or other physiotherapeutic muscle therapy and chiropractic adjustments, read our section on what to expect for your first visit. If you want to make an appointment, contact us online or call 08 9227 9341.

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