1300 Cedar Ave. Trail, BC V1R 4C2
Phone: (250) 368-5528
Fax: (250) 368-8825
ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE ® (A.R.T.)
Active Release Technique® is a non-invasive manual therapy technique that treats conditions of muscle, tendon, ligament, fascia and nerve pain. This patented, specially trained, state of the art soft tissue movement technique uses a hands on approach and diagnostic skills to correct soft tissue restrictions that cause pain and mobility issues. Specific pressure is applied to the problematic areas of the body to help improve motion of the connective tissues.
Common among athletes, ART is a valuable tool used to treat acute injuries and trauma (tears, sprains), chronic trauma (lower back pain), cumulative or overuse conditions (repetitive strain injuries, tendonitis), postural related pain and post-operative cases. These traumas typically lead to adhesions between the muscular and fascial layers of the body. Scar tissue builds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. These muscle adhesions cause altered joint motion, and result in a wide variety of symptoms including pain, weakness, and reduced range of motion. Furthermore, if nerves become trapped, then symptoms of tingling and numbness may also result.
The benefits of ART include a decrease in pain, and an increase in mobility and strength of the affected area. Furthermore, the breaking down of scar tissue improves local circulation and range of motion which allows individuals to move more easily. Relief of symptoms can occur immediately in the first session, with full benefits often requiring no more than three sessions.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING THERAPY:
Every ART session provides a combination of examination and treatment that is highly individualized for each patient. The ART Chiropractor uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining tension in targeted contact points with very specific patient muscle lengthening movement patterns. These treatment protocols (over 500 specific moves) are unique to ART therapy and allow specially trained providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient.
COMMON CONDITIONS THAT BENEFIT FROM ART THERAPY:
- Lower Back Pain
- Plantar Fasiitis
- Neck Pain
- Headaches and Migraines
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow
- Runners Knee
- Shin Splints
- Shoulder Pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Sports Injuries
- Post-Operative Scarring and Adhesions