Active Release Techniques (ART) is a patented, non-invasive treatment for soft tissue injuries and conditions. That includes problems affecting your muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, or fascia — connective tissue that holds the organs, muscles, and nerves in place.
Wine Country Chiropractic is a certified provider for ART.
During ART, your provider has you move the affected body part while they press on the injured tissue. Your provider feels the injury and scarring during movement and uses a special massaging technique to treat the restriction affecting the soft tissue.
The Wine Country Chiropractic team determines if you’re a candidate for ART after a thorough evaluation. They may consider ART treatment if you have:
These conditions often develop from overuse. When you overuse a specific body part, you may develop health problems such as strains and sprains, muscle spasms, or microtears in the tissue.
Overuse may also decrease circulation to the area, affecting the delivery of oxygen and nutrients the injured tissue needs to heal.
Your body responds to these injuries by creating scar tissue that may lead to stiffness, inflammation, and pain.
Your provider at Wine Country Chiropractic customizes your Active Release Techniques treatment plan based on your injury or pain condition. During the ART examination, your provider uses their hands to assess the texture and function of the soft tissue in the area where you have pain.
Using a combination of pressure and movement, your provider treats the injured tissue.
Active Release Techniques at Wine Country Chiropractic can quickly and permanently resolve overuse injuries, and it’s not uncommon to get results after one session.
However, the team may recommend up to four sessions over a four-week period to get the best results.
The team takes a whole-body approach to care and may include other therapies that benefit your whole health to support healing, such as nutrition therapy, laser therapy, and chiropractic care.
To learn more about Active Release Techniques and how it can help your soft tissue injury, call Wine Country Chiropractic or schedule an appointment online today.