WHAT IS ACTIVE RELEASE THERAPY?
Active Release Technique (ART) is a pain-relieving massage technique. Also, restriction of movement or adhesion within the injured area’s soft tissue. This treatment method alleviates pain symptoms. It also helps to heal injuries and improves range of motion, strength, and stability.
Muscle injuries, whether athletic or not, are caused by overuse or trauma. Injuries appear as small tears or a pull in the muscle. A chronic injury may cause several tears over time. As a result, the muscle tissue starts to repair itself with scar tissue, which is commonly referred to as a knot. The muscle tightens over time, causing cramps, pain, and restricted mobility.
How do I know if I have scar tissue or adhesions and need ART?
Muscle injuries cause soreness, stiffness, range of motion restriction, bruising, and weakness. In some cases, damaged tissue may show no symptoms, resulting in serious injuries if an athlete applies continuous pressure to a specific muscle or tissue that is already at risk. Scar tissue is a normal part of the healing process. Proper therapeutic post-care prevents pain, permanent damage, and joint dysfunction.
How does Active Release Technique therapy work?
ART-trained professionals feel and press the affected muscle. Look for areas that are tight or don’t move without tenderness or pain. They find it and test its tenderness, tightness, and temperature before massaging and manipulating it. This approach improves blood flow, decreases tension, and promotes faster recovery.
Is ART painful?
Everyone’s physical reaction to ART is different depending on their tolerance for pain and the state of their injured muscles. Procedures are rarely painful. However, discomfort may occur as a result of manipulating already sore tissue. You will experience soreness after therapy, which will dissipate in a few days.
How long does it take for Active Release Technique to heal a muscle?
Treatment visits vary depending on the duration and degree of the injury. Depending on the degree of your injury, you should feel better between one to six visits.
What types of muscle and joint injuries are helped by Active Release Technique?
Any joint or muscle in the body can benefit from this treatment. The brilliance of this treatment is the rigorous coursework required to get certified, which covers everything from head to toe. Active Release Therapy helps in the treatment of muscle and joint injuries such as:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Back Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Knee Pain & Injury
- Neck Pain
- Hip Pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder Pain
- Tennis & Golf Elbow
- Shin Splints
What Can I Expect from ART Therapy?
Patients can expect the following from ART therapy:
- Treatment frequency – Varies by duration and degree of injury.
- During treatment – Procedures do not cause pain; however, they may induce discomfort due to the manipulation of sore tissue.
- Results – Depending on the severity of the injury, improvement is felt within one to six visits.
- Recovery – Patients report very successful results after returning pain-free mobility and activity.
Active Release Therapy in Kearney, NE
Elite Health & Wellness in Kearney, NE, is happy to provide cutting-edge techniques and treatments to our valued patients. If you want to know more about the active release treatment in Kearney, NE, please call or contact us online to make an appointment.