Active Release Technique® (ART) (often referred to as Active Release Therapy) is rapidly becoming the treatment of choice for athletic and repetitive stress injuries. Myofascial adhesions often develop following either a specific traumatic event to muscle and or soft tissue, or through repetitive damage to these tissues over time. As myofascial adhesions develop, if left untreated, they can lead to: painful muscle tissue, “entrapment” of peripheral nerves or blood vessels, or alteration of the normal biomechanics of the spine and extremities. Since muscles, ligaments and tendons stabilize joints, myofascial adhesions can cause less flexibility in these structures and alter normal joint biomechanics. This can lead to other structures becoming over-used and injured, as they have to compensate for the primary injury. It is important to treat the underlying cause first and then the compensation so that normal biomechanics and joint motion can be restored. Some of the common conditions that Active Release Technique ® providers treat are:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
Chronic low back pain
Rotator Cuff Injury
Through proper assessment by an Active Release Technique® certified provider and the application of specific Active Release Technique® protocols, thousands of people have found relief from persistent, painful, conditions that other treatments have not been able to successfully treat. Many Active Release Technique® providers are Chiropractors and have found that Chiropractic adjustments are often an important component in rehabilitating the injured area. Following a detailed evaluation, Dr. Kevin Rindal, who is a certified Active Release Technique® provider, will tell you if Chiropractic adjusting is indicated for your condition in conjunction with the Active Release Technique® treatment.
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