Active Release technique is a soft tissue treatment protocol using separate training outside of chiropractic school that compliments chiropractic care.
ART ® was developed to correct problems with soft tissues including muscles, ligaments and tendons, which were not responding to more traditional treatments.
The goal of ART® is to restore optimal texture, motion, and function of the problem area and release any entrapped nerves or blood vessels. This is accomplished by removing adhesions or scar tissue in the area through protocols that involve specific massage and stretching of the involved tissue. Adhesions can occur as a result of acute injury, repetitive motion, and constant pressure or tension. ART® eliminates the pain and dysfunction associated with these adhesions and increases flexibility.
Issues with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves are all treated. Specifically Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica and other nerve entrapments, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, tennis elbow just to name a few.