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By Carson Chiropractic
August 26, 2021

Getting Started With Active Release Technique

At Carson Chiropractic in Oswego, IL, Dr. Eric Carson helps patients find pain relief through a variety of methods. Active release technique works alongside traditional chiropractic to loosen up tight muscles and relieve tension in instances of chronic pain or injury. Learn more about the benefits of active release technique and how you can get started with treatment today.

What is Active Release Technique?

Active Release Technique (also known as ART) is a treatment modality focusing on reducing muscle tension and breaking up adhesions in the surrounding fascia. By applying pressure at specific trigger points, you and your chiropractor can work along the body's natural range of motion to restore healthy movement. This method of deep pressure application combined with continued muscle contraction and relaxation can improve muscle flexibility, treat nerve damage, and restore soft tissue function.

Why Active Release Technique Might Be Right For You

In contrast to spinal adjustments, what most people consider a chiropractor for, active release therapy doesn't involve any cracking or sudden movements. However, it can still restore joint mobility by treating the surrounding muscles and soft tissue. In instances of injury, overuse, or repetitive strain, adhesions can form in the soft tissue around a joint, restraining function, causing pain, and limiting the healing process.

Active release technique works especially well as a post-operative treatment later in the rehabilitation process, as muscle tissue tends to tighten up in an effort to protect the injured joint. If you're recovering from surgery in the Oswego, IL area, want to treat an overuse injury, or just want to improve performance and overall quality of life, active release technique could be a great solution.

Call us at our office to get started today!

Think you could benefit from active release technique? Get in touch with Dr. Eric Carson at Carson Chiropractic in Oswego, IL by calling (630) 551-1003, or stop by and visit today. We can't wait to meet you!