Active Release Technique

Active Release Techniques (ART) are a soft tissue method that focuses on relieving tissue tension via the removal of fibrosis/adhesions which can develop in tissues as a result of overload due to repetitive use. These disorders may lead to muscular weakness, numbness, aching, tingling and burning sensations. ART has been reported to be both a diagnostic and a treatment technique.

Purpose:

ART is used to treat symptoms with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Its design is 3 fold:

  1. to restore free and unimpeded motion of all soft tissues
  2. to release entrapped nerves, vasculature and lymphatics
  3. to re-establish optimal texture, resilience and function of soft tissues.

Technique:

Tissues are prone to negative changes from trauma, such as swelling, fibrosis and adhesions. During treatment, the clinician uses manual therapy to apply compressive, tensile and shear forces to address repetitive strain injuries, cumulative trauma injuries and constant pressure tension lesions. The clinician applies deep tension at the area of tenderness while the patient is instructed to actively move the injury site from a shortened to a lengthened position. The combination of placing of a contact point near the lesion and having the patient move in a manner that produces a longitudinal sliding motion of soft tissues, will allow nerves, ligaments and muscles beneath the contact point to reduce in tension and inflammation. This allows for a healing of the damaged region and reduce pain.

Hours of Operation

(Please note that the last appointment time available for each shift is 15 minutes before closing)

Monday

7:30 am - 5:45 pm

Tuesday

7:30 am - 12:15 pm

2:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Wednesday

7:30 am - 5:45 pm

Thursday

7:30 am - 12:15 pm

2:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Friday

7:30 am - 12:15 pm

2:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Saturday

By Appointment Only

9:00 am - 11:45 am

Sunday

Closed

Monday
7:30 am - 5:45 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 12:15 pm 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 5:45 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 12:15 pm 2:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 12:15 pm 2:00 pm - 5:45 pm
Saturday
By Appointment Only 9:00 am - 11:45 am
Sunday
Closed

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