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Active Release Techniques
Soft tissue injuries of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments can cause serious pain, limit mobility and restrict range of motion. It's not uncommon to overuse these parts of our bodies in our daily lives and feel the results, whether working in sedentary settings or more active ones.
At Living Well Medical in NYC, our comprehensive approach to injuries to the soft tissues of the body often includes the Active Release Technique (or ART) as part of a personalized treatment plan. In conjunction with our other therapies like physical rehabilitation and the Graston Technique, Active Release Technique can help resolve issues like tendinitis that often become chronic conditions.
So often, when doctors encounter overuse injuries, the pain is related to a buildup of scar tissue that binds muscle, tendon or ligament tissue together, also called an adhesion. The result can be a loss of functional strength and range of motion.
The Active Release Technique is a movement-based massage technique that can break up these dense tissue bonds. In an average ART session, the practitioner is both examining and treating at the same time using his or her hand, looking for areas of adhesion that need to be addressed.
Texture, tightness and movement will indicate these areas, and your practitioner combines specific movements with directed tension to resolve issues in the identified soft tissues.
ART has more than 500 distinct moves that can help reduce pain, and for nearly any kind of soft tissue pain (and even some forms of nerve entrapment like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome), there is a set of moves designed to treat it.
Some of the more common conditions and symptoms that can be treated with the Active Release Technique include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, tennis elbow, knee pain, TMJ/TMD, spinal pain/dysfunction, strains and sprains.
Chronic pain and injuries are one of our specialties at Living Well Medical in Downtown NYC, so if you have questions about treatment programs and the Active Release Technique, we are only a phone call away.
As an independent treatment method, ART can be very effective; however, as part of a complete plan for wellness, Living Well Medical in NYC pushes the standard of care even higher to provide the best treatment outcomes we possibly can.
Every one of our patients is an individual with a set of problems all their own - cookie cutter approaches just aren't good enough to get the kind of relief you need. That's why we design a customized program to get at the root of your pain and resolve the cause.
For Active Release Technique in San Francisco, contact Dr. Eben Davis.