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Active Release Technique Specialist

Chiropractor & Integrative Medicine in Temecula, CA

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Active Release Technique services offered in Temecula, CA
Overuse is a common cause of muscle and joint pain that may result in adhesion of tissues or micro-scarring that causes pain and affects range of motion. Active Release Techniques® (ART®) is a non-invasive therapy that treats this type of condition. Mark S. Banasiak, DC, and the team at Wine Country Chiropractic in Temecula, California, use Active Release Techniques to treat a wide range of injuries and painful conditions. To find out more about A.R.T. and how it can help you, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Active Release Technique Q & A

What is Active Release Techniques?

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. 

Am I a candidate for Active Release Techniques?

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:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome 
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee problems
  • Tennis elbow
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Athletic injury

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.

What happens during Active Release Techniques?

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.

How many Active Release Techniques sessions do I need?

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.