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ART® FAQ’s

What sorts of conditions can be addressed by Active Release Techniques?

Active Release Techniques provide effective relief from headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, neck pain, and shoulder pain. Sciatica, ITB syndrome, piriformis syndrome, plantar fasciitis, Achille’s tendinitis, joint pain, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART®.

How do painful conditions occur?

Soft tissues change in three distinct ways:

  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia) because of repetitive, limited range movements or poor circulation 
  • Nerve entrapments

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.

 

 

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