The Active Release Technique (ART)* is a soft tissue management system that aims to treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Here are five potential benefits associated with the use of ART*:
- Improved Range of Motion: ART* is designed to break down adhesions and scar tissue in soft tissues, which can contribute to restricted movement. By addressing these issues, ART* may help improve joint flexibility and overall range of motion.
- Pain Reduction: The technique focuses on releasing tension and tightness in muscles and other soft tissues, which can contribute to pain and discomfort. By addressing these issues, ART* may help alleviate pain associated with various musculoskeletal conditions.
- Enhanced Muscle Function: ART* is intended to restore optimal texture, tension, and movement to muscles and other soft tissues. This can lead to improved muscle function, helping individuals perform daily activities and engage in physical exercise more efficiently.
- Faster Recovery from Injuries: ART* is often used as part of injury rehabilitation programs. By targeting specific soft tissue problems, it may facilitate a faster and more complete recovery from injuries such as strains, sprains, and overuse injuries.
- Prevention of Future Injuries: Regular use of ART* as part of a comprehensive wellness or training program may help prevent the development of chronic conditions or injuries. By addressing soft tissue issues early, individuals may reduce the risk of future injuries and maintain better overall musculoskeletal health.
It’s important to note that the effectiveness of ART* can vary from person to person, and individual results may depend on factors such as the nature of the condition being treated, the skill of the practitioner, and the consistency of treatment.
A qualified Active Release Technique* provider will perform an assessment to ensure it is appropriate for your specific situation, and offer alternatives treatment options. At Anatomica, Active Release Techniques performed by a Chiropractic doctor are eligible for direct billing to most major insurance plans.