Active Release Techniques (ART) is one of the fastest growing treatment methods in sports rehab and physical therapy practices today. An innovative method to treat the soft tissue system through massage targets the body’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and fascia. With the ability to treat injuries quickly, effectively, and permanently, injured athletes across the world are beginning to understand the vast benefits associated with ART. When it comes to athletic training, overuse injuries are by and far the most frequently seen sports injuries. ART was created specifically to treat the damages associated with overuse in conditions such as tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, sciatica, knee problems, and much, much more.
Using ART methodology, the chiropractor or therapist is able to use their hands to determine the tightness, texture, and movement of the fascia, muscles, ligaments, nerves, and tendons. In doing so, they are able to treat the abnormal tissues through tension precision targeting very specific movements. The foundation of ART treatment lies in the individual, as no two injuries are identical. As patients begin to feel the quick effects of ART, they immediately become advocates. The following are the top benefits of Active Release Techniques: