Our Approach To Active Release Technique® (ART)
There are not a lot of soft tissue techniques that people ask for by name. Usually people just ask for a deep tissue massage, or savvy consumers ask for Myofascial Release. ART has done an amazing job becoming the go to manual therapy for motivated athletes. ART has done research to show that it can evaluate the body’s muscles and uncover scar tissue that’s formed from acute trauma or long-term overuse. These spots are released using a pin and stretch style of massage until we free compressed nerves, improve oxygen flow, relieve pain, and restore movement. Athlete’s love it because it has great results for sciatica, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, and hamstring tears.
Benefits Of Active Release Technique® (ART):
- Improves scar-tissue repair
- Reduces muscle tension or pain
- Restores blood flow
Is Active Release Technique® (ART) Right For Me?
ART has hundreds of protocols that assess and target the largest to the smallest muscles in the body. It can be used:
- With lower back pain
- With surgical scars
- With tight muscles or compressed nerves
- Training for endurance or other sports events
- Looking for Active Release Technique for shoulder pain
ART is often used in combination with other chiropractic treatments. Like all our treatments, in your first visit we do a thorough health history, an exam, and a hands-on assessment of the injured tissue. Our treatment of Active Release Technique pins the affected tissue and then moves it under that pressure. ART is commonly used elite runners, powerlifters, and corporate warriors.
What is ART?
Active Release Technique is a therapy that was developed by Dr. Michael Leahy. He designed it to treat muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue that have become injured from an acute, cumulative, or pressure injury. His technique is based on a system of specific movements and massage methods designed to eliminate pain and increase mobility.
What does it feel like?
It usually feels like a stretch that you need, but can’t do yourself. Sometimes this can be uncomfortable at first and over time that area of the body will start to feel better. It is similar in a lot of ways to massage.
Is ART effective?
This treatment has been very effective with many different types of injuries. That is why we continue to offer it. We do our best to only use the treatments that we have found to be the most effective. It may take 4-6 sessions to get the best results with ART.
Is it covered by insurance?
Active Release Technique is covered by most insurance. Be sure to contact us before treatment to figure out your insurance benefits.