Active Release Technique

What is Active Release Technique ® (A.R.T.)

Active Release Techniques ® (A.R.T.) is a type of soft tissue therapy which was designed to specifically target and remove soft tissue adhesions (or ‘scarring’). Soft tissue adhesions can create increased soft tissue tension, pain and dysfunction. These adhesions can be caused by acute injuries such as sprains and strains, or can be the result of repetitive motions that are common in athletic training and conditioning or lifestyle and workplace activities.
What types of conditions are treated with A.R.T?
Many musculoskeletal injuries involve soft tissue dysfunction thus Chiropractors certified in Active Release Technique will often use A.R.T in conjunction with other chiropractic treatments. Below are some conditions that may be improved with A.R.T:

  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Neck Pain
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Pain
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylosis)
  • Golfers Elbow (Medial Epicondylosis)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Nerve Entrapment (upper and lower extremity)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Jumpers knee or Patellar Tendinosis
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB Syndrome)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis