Everything to Know About Life-Changing Active Release Techniques

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For those who exercise or play sports on a regular basis might be familiar with shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow. All of these conditions share the same root cause of overused muscles. If you have experienced any of these conditions, you have most likely tried multiple ways to resolve them. Seeing a physicist, trying therapy or stretching more are few of the most common aids used in treatment. Most of the time, these treatments help, but other times not so much.


What is ART and How it Can Help You

ART is a type of manual massage therapy that treats problems related to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Chiropractor Michael Leahy founded it in 1984. After discovering its success, Dr. Leahy decided to share his knowledge with others. Today, he is known as one of the top soft tissue experts in the field.

There is a wide range of conditions that ART addresses, however, some conditions related to these areas can include:

Carpal Tunnel


Plantar Fascitis


Back Pain

ART or active release techniques accurately locates the cause of your pain and effectively resolves or improves it. The practitioner uses ART as a diagnostic tool, whereby touching the area can determine the severity or exact location of the injury. From here, the practitioner will work together with the patient to heal the area of the pain. There are about 500 specific moves unique to ART, allowing the practitioner to personalize the treatment to each patient. Unlike other therapies that provide temporary relief, ART makes it so that you have a permanent solution to your pain.


How Long Does Treatment Last?

Treatment varies from one patient to another, however, on average it can take anywhere from 2 to 6 visits. Many factors affect how many sessions you need including the extent of the injury and the patient’s overall health. Treatment will also depend on the patient’s willingness and commitment to reducing any chance of injury reoccurrence.

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Who Can Benefit from ART?

Anyone who feels pain due to a soft tissue injury can benefit from Active Release Techniques. The therapy works for athletes, laborers, and even office workers. ART can provide the most effective and permanent relief to any pain you might be experiencing. Active release techniques can also help those who have had no luck in finding relief to their pain.


Feeling Good is a Combination of Factors

After you’ve completed ART, you might want to consider adding some lifestyle changes into the mix. If you decide to work out, hire a personal trainer to help you safely build muscle strength. At Active Executive our certified ART personal trainer can help you get on the right track to health. There is more to it than just lifting weights; the Active Executive provides a more in-depth, more comprehensive approach that takes into account your overall health.

Contact us today to learn more about our services beyond ART, like cupping therapy, neurokinetic therapy, PNF stretching, and trigger point therapy.

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