Active Release Technique- Is It For Me?

Active Release Technique- Is It For Me?

In our last post we introduced Active Release Technique and gave a little history, with the goal of answering questions and educating our patients about ART- by spending a little time focusing on this topic.  If you are a current chiropractic patient and you’re reading these posts, thinking that you could really benefit from adding ART to your treatment plan, please don’t hesitate to ask.  If you’re not a patient and you’re thinking this might be something you need, give us a call or come on in for a free consultation.

Who Can Benefit from ART?

As we talked about in the last post, many people can benefit from this sort of treatment.  Dr. P Michael Leahy, developed ART therapy because he saw a need/lack in the treatments that were being offered.

The focus of chiropractic care is often very bone/structure centered, and in some treatment plans the soft tissue is ignored.  Soft tissue damage can occur in a number of ways:

  • Trauma: A car accident or other injury that sends you to the chiropractor often warrants more treatment than just chiropractic adjustment.  The soft tissue injuries and damage can and should be addressed.
  • Overuse: A sports or work injury that sends you to the doctor because of continuous repetitive motion is another sort of injury that is often multifaceted and involves soft tissue damage.
  • Constant pressure and tension: If you’re coming in because of headaches or upper back pain because of poor posture or other constant pressure/tension that has caused physical symptoms, there could be a need for some treatment of the soft tissue in addition to your regular chiropractic adjustment.

If any of these points describes you and the reason you’re looking into some care for your aching body, ask whether you could benefit from ART Therapy- we’re currently offering a free consultation.

What Can Be Treated Using ART?

Like I explained earlier, soft tissue is the focus of these treatments.  Soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerve/fascia.  It is the “other side” of our structure.  To put it very simply, the bones give us our structure and the soft tissues hold our bones together.  So it makes sense to use a whole body approach to healing.

Some of the issues that we see great results with using these therapies are:

  • Shin Splints
  • Tight Calf Muscles
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Neck Tension
  • Nerve Pain
  • Sciatica

Is ART Therapy For Me?

Well, there is one good way to find out if you could benefit from ART therapy or another treatment plan to get back to feeling great.  Give us a call and schedule your free consultation.  To get the most out of your visits, be sure to ask about our membership programs.