Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique is a patented, state-of-the-art treatment for injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves, collectively known as soft tissue. Almost any soft tissue structure in the body can be treated with ART. Here is the content.

The ART technique consists of pressure combined with active lengthening of involved muscles to develop greater tension into the adhesion or scar tissue. This, in turn, creates increased friction to eliminate the adhesionsScar tissue and has longer-lasting results. 

Scar tissue/adhesion buildup is very resilient and is often an underlying component to injuries, whether the injury is acute, chronic, traumatic, or overuse related. ART is highly effective for locating and eliminating scar tissue.

Because ART is a combination of examination and treatment, the Doctors of Active Wellness use their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are then treated using the ART method.

Patients who are having discomfort or limited range of motion and who don’t see anything wrong on an x-ray are often great candidates for soft tissue investigation through ART. ART is also extremely effective in treating athletes who have been injured in their sport, notice performance decline due to limited range of motion or pain, or have chronic injuries. Virtually anyone can develop soft tissue injuries through trauma, stress, or overuse of muscles.