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About Active Release Technique®

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Active Release Techniques (ART) is the gold standard in soft tissue treatment. ART is one of the most efficient and effective ways to reduce tightness and allow for unrestricted movement. Trusted by athletes across the globe, teams in all four major professional sports and beyond employ ART practitioners. At Spine and Sports Injury Center, we use ART as both a diagnostic and treatment tool to provide the highest level of care possible.

The Examination

I’ll use my hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. If scar tissue is present, I’ll be able to feel it because it will be preventing soft tissues from moving properly. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength and even pain. If nerve tissue is trapped, there may be tingling, numbness and weakness as well.

The Adjustment

When problems are detected, I choose from over 500 specific protocols. I’ll apply precise amounts of pressure while you move or bend in specific ways that aid in the correction of your condition.

These manual maneuvers are normally applied at the site of your injury. Excellent results have been reported with the neuromuscular system:

  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Fascia

This work will often resolve a number of common health complaints:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee problems
  • Tennis elbow

Most of these conditions share one important common denominator: overused muscles. At Spine & Sports Injury Center, we use this technique because it’s a proven, state-of-the-art soft tissue system that helps many muscle-related conditions resolved quickly and permanently.

Contact us today to make an appointment.

Active Release Technique | (617) 247-2300