Active Release technique is a soft tissue based massage technique that treats muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
ART is used to treat problems that are often a result of overused muscles such as headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, knee problems, and tennis elbow. Overused muscles can result from an acute condition such as a blunt trauma, repetition which causes small tears and not getting enough oxygen to the tissues. These factors cause your body to produce scar tissue in the affected area, which binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As the scar tissue builds up your muscles become shorter and weaker which can cause tendonitis and trapped nerves, affecting your range of motion, and can cause pain, weakness, tingling and numbness.
The ART technique involves the use of hands to evaluate texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated with directed tension with specific patient movements. Our team at the Injury Rehabilitation Centre is trained to practice the Active Release technique and uses it to identify and correct specific problems.
Experienced with injuries including sports injuries, motor vehicle accidents, and WSIB.