ART® is a breakthrough in the treatment of injuries. A revolutionary form of manual therapy, it is the first program specifically designed to evaluate and treat damaged soft tissue. ART® addresses and resolves many injuries previously considered untreatable.
When soft tissue is injured, it literally “gets stuck”: Filaments of the tissue bind together, forming dense scar tissue or adhesions. These adhesions impede movement, and often entrap nerves. Using a series of hands-on techniques while the affected muscles are in motion, the ART® practitioner assesses the damaged tissue and releases the adhesions, separating bound tissue and restoring function. It sounds simple, yet the results can be dramatic, and sometimes immediate. Unlike traditional therapies for soft-tissue injuries that offer only symptomatic relief, ART® goes to the root of the problem to resolve injuries and facilitate healing.
Properly employed, its success rate is over 90%, even with such chronic problems as carpal tunnel syndrome and rotator cuff tendonitis. At ProHealth Chiropractic, ART® is combined with Chiropractic Care and functional movement training. The results of this powerful combination help restore optimal mobility, strength and performance.
How can I benefit from the ART Method?
The power of Active Release Techniques® lies in its ability to effectively resolve chronic injuries that have not responded to other forms of therapy. If you have a soft tissue injury, your best bet for a complete resolution is to use a combination of Chiropractic Care, ART® and a solid program of rehabilitative exercises.
ART® provides effective treatment for:
Achilles tendonitis, Ankle Injuries, Back Pain/Injuries, Bursitis, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Compartment syndrome (Chronic), De Quervains’s tenosynovitis, Dupuytren’s contracture, Foot pain/injury, Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis, Golfers/Tennis elbow (Tendonitis), Golf Injuries, Hand Injuries, Headaches, Hip Pain, Iliotibial band syndrome, Knee Pain, Leg Injuries, Neck Pain, Plantar Fasciatis, Repetitive strain injuries, Rotator cuff syndrome, Running Injuries, Sciatica, Shin splints, Shoulder Pain, Sports Injuries, Tendonitis, Tennis elbow, Thoracic outlet syndrome, Throwing Injuries, TMJ, Whiplash, and Wrist Injuries
ART® is a true hands-on technique!
It requires a great deal of tactile sensitivity in order to locate, treat, and finally feel the release of soft-tissue restrictions and nerve impingements. During any ART®treatment, the practitioner must literally feel soft-tissue structures as they translate and glide over and through each other.
ART® removes the real cause of the problem!
To effectively treat soft-tissue restrictions, injuries, and chronic pain, ART® alters the tissue structures by breaking up the restrictive cross-fiber adhesions which cause adjacent tissues to bind together. Breaking up adhesions restores normal function to the soft-tissue areas. ART® protocols allow soft-tissue layers that were once restricted to move freely over each other and as a result, help to correct a wide range of myofascial and nerve entrapment syndromes.
ART® treats more than just muscles!
After years of clinical experience, ART® is the only soft-tissue technique Dr. Robinson has reviewed which effectively addresses the specific translation of not only muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia, but also the nerves and circulatory structures that pass through these structures. ART® now has well over 500 protocols to address specific soft-tissue dysfunctions. Close to fifty percent of these protocols are dedicated to the resolution of nerve entrapment syndromes.
There are 200 soft-tissue nerve entrapment sites in the body. When left untreated, these entrapped nerves can lead to numbness, tingling, and loss of function.
There are several major sites of vascular entrapment as well. Vascular entrapments that are not released can lead to edema, varicosity, and poor oxygen saturation.
ART® provides a way to locate, diagnose, and treat the underlying causes of cumulative trauma disorders. These disorders quite often result in numbness, tingling, burning and aching.
Information given here on Active Release Techniques® was extrapolated from information published for, on, or about Active Release Techniques®. For further questions or comments ask Dr. Robinson or visit http://activerelease.com.