ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Whether you live an active lifestyle, sit at the computer all day, or enjoy gardening you can benefit from ART®; many common ailments can be attributed to weak or tight soft tissue or overused muscles, some examples are:
- Neck/Back Pain
- Whiplash injuries
- Running injuries (Shin Splints, Runner's Knee, etc)
- Swimmer's shoulder
- Tendonitis/Tendonosis (Tennis &/Golfer's Elbow, Achilles Tendonosis, etc.)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Muscle pulls and strains/sprains
- Plantar Fascitis
These conditions all have one important thing in common; they are often a result of overused muscles.
Active Release Technique® is a patented, state of the art soft-tissue system/movement based technique that uses hands-on evaluation and treatment of the muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia and nerves; using over 700 specific techniques, the clinician is able to evaluate the tightness, texture and overall movement of the muscles and tissues then effectively treat the root cause.
Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
- acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc),
- accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
- not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
What is an ART® treatment like?
Every ART® session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART® provider 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 precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
These treatment protocols - over 500 specific moves - are unique to ART®. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART® is not a cookie-cutter approach.
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