Active Release Technique


Active Release Technique

What is Active Release Technique?

Active Release Technique is a chiropractic treatment using a system/movement based process that is used to alleviate numerous problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Accelerate Chiropractic is a certified practitioner of this beneficial treatment and has the expertise to help you.

Active Release Technique (ART) is a method of soft tissue movement through massage that resolves numerous problems quickly and permanently. Developed by and patented by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP, ART works wonders on with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Often these issues are a result of overuse injuries (OUI) and repetitive motion injuries (RMI). Whether you are suffering from headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel and tarsal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, or tennis elbow, Accelerate Chiropractic are certified experts on the technique and can discuss with you whether ART is a good choice for your treatment program.

ART focuses on developed adhesions or scar tissue in muscles. When tissue is damaged, the body responds by replacing the tissue with scar tissue or fibrosis that adheres to healthy tissue. Over time these adhesions can enlarge making the muscles shorter and weaker which alters range of motion and can compress nerves causing pain and poor mobility. ART works to restore motion and release trapped blood vessels eliminating the pain and weakness in the tissue. Our ART experts use hand pressure and stretching motions, examining the texture of the tissue and eliminating the adhesions allowing you an improved quality of life with less pain.

Could Active Release Technique help me?

Active Release Technique has been proven to work for individuals of all ages and lifestyles. ART can benefit anyone from the athlete in training to the elderly. Studies have shown that ART is successful in resolving problems previously considered untreatable using traditional strategies or surgery. ART is the only treatment that is applicable to almost every area in the musculoskeletal system by joining an extensive knowledge of biomechanics with hands-on application.

ART is also a great addition to your rehabilitation plan. When a soft-tissue injury is present, often rehabilitation is begun while the tissues are still impaired. This leads to unsatisfactory results. Using ART as part of a larger rehabilitation program, the tissue is corrected and restored allowing for greater speed and comfort in reaching your goals. Regardless of how long ago the injury occurred, ART can successfully restore your body with noticeable results in as few as one or two visits. 

Accelerate Chiropractic Provides Expert Care.

ART practitioners must attend stringent training and successful complete a practical exam. To continue the utmost level of care, ART practitioners are required to attend one seminar per year as well as pass re-credential exams. ART is a patented treatment method to protect patients from unskilled providers who do not have the experience and training needed to treat injuries and avoid creating additional ones. To become ART certified, a practitioner needs to dedicate themselves to the program investing both time and effort to learn and practice over 500 treatment moves. Even more importantly, the provider must have developed an advanced feel for the texture of tissues and possess an extreme knowledge of tissue movement and anatomy.

Accelerate Chiropractic is proud to offer ART treatment to our patients and provides the comfort in knowing that your health is in very capable hands. Dr. Dave Yancey is a certified ART practitioner and is passionate about providing treatments that work. Visit the official association website for more information, and contact us today to schedule your personalized consultation. It’s time to reclaim the freedom that comes with mobility and comfort through Accelerate Chiropractic and Active Release Technique.
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