Active Release Techniques (ART) was first created and patented in the 1980s by a Doctor of Chiropractic medicine. It consists of the manual manipulation of soft tissue and targets areas where scar tissue is present. This technique breaks up tissue and promotes blood flow to the region for better healing. Some of the common conditions that ART can be used to treat during a physical therapy session include shin splints, neck and back pain, and tension headaches, to name just a few.
3 benefits ART can offer even after people leave the PT clinic following their ART session
- Can reduce pain in the long term ” Pain and discomfort can be managed and even reduced long after a patient undergoes an Active Release Techniques session. ART is particularly instrumental in lowering pain for patients with a number of different conditions.
- Can release entrapped nerves ” Sometimes nerves can become entrapped in scar tissue, but with Active Release Techniques, the nerves can be released.
- Can improve flexibility and range of motion ” ART is particularly helpful for those who could use improved flexibility and range of motion. This treatment technique promotes flexibility far beyond the sessions in the PT clinic and can significantly improve movement.
Alliance PTP is ready to help you find top-notch PT for your condition that could be helped with ART
At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we're proudly bringing together physical therapy practices across the country to help people get the high-quality PT they need. Want to see a physical therapist in person? We can put you in touch with an Alliance PTP partner that's close to you and who can help you address your condition needing Active Release Techniques therapy.
Not keen on in-person PT sessions or not close to an Alliance PTP partner? No worries. We also offer effective and affordable virtual physical therapy through our Agile Virtual Physical Therapy platform. If you're wondering what to look for in a physical therapy clinic, read our informational post here.
Contact our team today so we can help you find the most effective physical therapy services for your injury or condition.