Active Release Technique (ART) is an advanced system of diagnosis and manual treatment for soft tissue disorders resulting from cumulative trauma disorders, repetitive strain injuries, postural strain, sports injuries and general wear and tear. ART is a soft tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, rotator cuff syndrome, golfer’s and tennis elbow, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, tendinopathies, epicondylitis, mechanical low back pain, and sports injuries are some of the many conditions that can be helped with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common – they often result from injury to over-used muscles.
What is an ART treatment like?
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The therapist 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. ART is unique in its systematic approach to within patient and tissue tolerance because the patient can control the active movement during treatment. These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART. They allow the therapist to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient.
How does ART work?
ART works by releasing the level of tightness or scar tissue formation that has formed as a result of injury or even postural imbalances. The tissues are worked to fix injuries affecting muscles, tendons, ligaments, and between nerves to allow for improved tissue texture, tension, movement and function.
If you require treatment and live in the Winchester and Hampshire areas then ring the Bradford House Chiropractic Clinic on 01962 861188 or Contact us now to book your initial appointment.