Active Release Therapy
The most experienced, educated and dedicated group of therapists in Texas.
A precision release within soft tissue.
Active release technique (ART) is a type of soft tissue therapy that helps to relieve tight muscles and nerve trigger points. ART was first patented by Dr. P. Michael Leahy, an Air Force engineer turned chiropractor. Combining what he knew about engineering and his chiropractic knowledge, Dr. Leahy developed a technique to treat the soft tissue of athletes in order to quickly get them back in their competition. Over 10,000 providers have been trained in this very effective technique since then.
The conditions that ART is used to help treat naturally are those that affect the fascia or connective tissue, major muscle groups, tendons, and ligaments. Most are the result of pulls, strains, overused muscles, tears and inflammation. The purpose of active release technique is to restore normal mobility. "Gliding" between muscle tissue and nerves, ART can also help push joint fluid throughout the body and stimulate lymphatic which helps to lower inflammation.
Lower back pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, tension headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, frozen shoulder and shoulder strains, bursitis and tennis elbow are some of the most commonly relieved problems treated through ART. The benefits of active release technique are increased flexibility, improved range of motion (following injuries), reduces chronic lower back pain, treats carpal tunnel syndrome, and helps prevent running injuries and improve performance.
ART is unique in that it consists of very precise, targeted movements. ART sessions are custom tailored to treat the patient's problem based on the location and severity of symptoms. There are over 500 different hand motions that can be used to evaluate a patient's condition, locate areas of tightness and then to help the patient to move in a way that releases the affected tissue.
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Modalities Similar to Active Release Therapy
Active Release Therapy isn't the only modality to alleviate muscle pain. Our therapists can employ other modalities which might be more effective for your body.
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