Active Release Technique® (ART) is rapidly becoming the treatment of choice for athletic and repetitive stress injuries. Myofascial adhesions often develop following either a specific traumatic event to muscle and/or soft tissue, or through repetitive damage to these tissues over time. Myofascial adhesions, if left untreated, can lead to painful muscle tissue, “entrapment” of peripheral nerves or blood vessels, or alteration of the normal biomechanics of the spine and extremities. Since muscles, ligaments and tendons stabilize joints, myofascial adhesions can cause less flexibility in these structures and restrict range of motion. This can lead to other structures becoming over-used and injured, as they have to compensate for the primary injury. It is important to treat the underlying cause first and then the compensation so that normal biomechanics and joint motion can be restored.
Through proper assessment by an ART® certified provider and the application of specific ART® protocols, thousands of people have found relief from persistent, painful, conditions that other treatments have not been able to successfully treat. Chiropractors who are certified in the ART technique have found that it is often an important complement tochiropractic treatment in rehabilitating injured areas.
Following a detailed evaluation, Dr. Brian Rindal, who is a certified ART® provider, will tell you if ART is indicated for your condition in conjunction with the Chiropractic adjustment.
Some of the common conditions that ART® providers treat are:
- Tension Headaches
- Chronic low back pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Rotator Cuff Injury
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Iliotibial Band Syndrome
- “Runner’s Knee”
- Plantar Fascitiis
For more information about ART, visit: www.activerelease.com
(This information is from the Active Release Technique website)