Active Release Technique

Questions about ART?

ARTAthletes put a lot of stress onto their bodies due to the repetitive movements required of many sports. This can lead to soft tissue overuse injuries down the road, causing pain, discomfort and forcing you to take time off to heal. Fortunately, your chiropractor at Carson Chiropractic can help you overcome your soft tissue injuries with help from ART, or the Active Release Technique.

What is ART? 
Active Release Technique, or ART, is a method of relieving the tension placed onto the soft tissues in the body. ART was developed by Dr. Michael Leahy in 1985 to treat conditions of the soft tissues, including muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments and fascia. This hands-on, manual technique aims to increase the range of motion of the soft tissues and treat the problems associated with them.

Can I benefit from ART? 
Active Release Technology benefits patients with a variety of issues and conditions in numerous areas of the body. If you suffer from pain in the back, knee, elbow or shoulder, sciatica, shin splints, headaches or carpal tunnel, you could benefit from ART. The muscles involved in these areas of the body often suffer from overuse due to daily or athletic routines. The scar tissue which results from this overuse can grow around a nerve, pinching it and causing pain. ART aims to treat specific muscles and the scar tissue which lies within them.

Active Release Technique 
Chiropractors go through a series of classes and courses to become Active Release Technique certified. ART does not require any specialized tools or tables, only your doctor’s hands. The technique will involve your doctor manually placing tension and pressure onto the muscle in question. The forces applied help work out the scar tissue and minimize the pain experienced in that area. ART also increases flexibility, range of motion, balance and strength in these areas.

Interested in Active Release Technique? Call Carson Chiropractic in Oswego, IL
at 630-551-1003 to schedule an appointment!