WHAT IS ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (ART), AND WHY SHOULD YOU SEEK IT?
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Active Release Therapy (ART) has proven time and time again to provide groundbreaking results in physical therapy and sports rehab practices alike. This industry leading treatment plan is used to improve range of motion, flexibility, and help correct soft tissue restriction. This ultra-effective technique can break up and prevent dense scar tissue and alleviate pain from a wide variety of conditions. It is an intense soft tissue therapy that uses a combination of manual pressure and massage together with active movement from the patient.
What is ART and why should you seek it?
The goal of active release therapy is to break up adhesions that surround muscle tissue and to prevent any scar tissues from forming. Scar tissue and adhesions can greatly limit and affect your range of motion by causing tension and pain in your muscles.
ART WAS “INVENTED” BY P. MICHAEL LEAHY,
a certified chiropractic sports physician. He used it to treat patients with a wide range of chronic pains and injuries. Active release therapy is a 100% natural treatment method that excludes the use of any type of medication.
Active Release Therapy can also help you if you live with chronic muscle and joint pain. One of the common signs of chronic pain is inflammation, which, can be targeted and potentially eliminated with ART techniques.
If you are an athlete or just enjoy daily exercise, these techniques can help improve your performance enhancement. Due to the nature of this type of therapy it allows for quicker muscle recovery. This can cause a decrease in soreness of muscles and rest time between training sessions or competitions....
Who can Reap the Potential Benefits of the Active Release Technique You may be wondering, is active release therapy good for you? ART can be beneficial for those who play in competitive sports to those having pain caused by their 9-5 desk job. There are specific techniques that can target each muscle group, and relieve your chronic pain regardless of its cause.
While active release therapy often has an extremely positive outcome for those with muscle pain and tightness, it can sometimes feel painful during treatment. Experiencing moderate discomfort is completely normal during treatment, but severe is not. This is why it is important that you are thoroughly examined by a medical professional or physical therapist prior to treatment. We will want to make sure you are a good candidate for this type of therapy before recommending that you give it a try.
When starting the active release technique some patients may notice less pain and soreness after just one treatment. However, everyone’s body responds differently after beginning treatment. If you are living with chronic pain or muscle tightness don’t hesitate to reach out to us to learn more about this type of treatment. Learn more about ART here. (CTA Button)
Signs That You Might Have Accumulation of Dense Scar Tissue:
There are many indicators that would suggest that you have an accumulation of dense scar tissue in your body. These would include the following: an increase in pain with exercise, decreased strength, inflamed joints, a limited range of motion, tingling, numbness, and excessive weakness.
Active release therapy can increase your range of motion by breaking up thickened scar tissue and adhesions.
The ART technique relaxes muscles to provide a wider range of flexibility and reduces any discomfort caused by daily living.
Manual pressure or massage with the active release therapy technique can relieve pressure or stiffness in muscles and joints.
If you suffer from inflamed joints the active release technique can reduce inflammation and alleviate pain.
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3319 Avenue N
Mill Basin (located in Harbor Fitness)
6161 Strickland Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11234
550 5th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11215