Injuries to the soft tissues are more common than most people realize. Individuals who are athletes, play sports, or are otherwise very physically active are the most at risk for injuries to the muscles, ligaments, nerves, tendons, and fascia. One successful chiropractic treatment therapy for soft-tissue injuries is the active release technique (ART). If you are looking for non-invasive care that avoids medication and surgery, contact our team at Newton Center Chiropractic in Newton, MA.
The active release technique originated around 30 years ago while doctors were working with injured athletes. ART is a chiropractic therapy that is useful in treating almost any soft-tissue structure. It brings relief from numbness, tingling or burning, aching, and weakness in the nerves, muscles, fascia, ligaments, and tendons.
Our chiropractors note that ART is often the therapy of the first choice when the patient has overused their muscles and other soft tissues, resulting in tears or insufficient oxygen to the injured areas. It provides relief for these conditions:
- Back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shin splints
- Knee problems
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis elbow
- Pain in the shoulder
What to Expect from the Active Release Technique
Relief from pain starts with a comprehensive physical exam and an assessment of the patient’s health history, symptoms, and any complaints. Once there is a diagnosis, we create an individualized treatment plan to resolve the discomfort. Our chiropractors can customize a treatment for each patient because the active release technique includes more than 500 distinct moves.
An ART session includes the application of compression and other types of force using manual moves to restore motion to the injured soft tissue. It requires applying deep tension at each spot where the patient suffers from tenderness while moving the site of the injury to an extended position. This movement causes a sliding motion of nerves, muscles, and additional soft tissues under the contact point.
ART allows for the identification and treatment of all affected tissue and sometimes achieves a quick and complete resolution. This therapy benefits many patients suffering from the formation of scar tissue after tearing a muscle, ligament, or tendon.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Chiropractors in Newton, MA
The first priority at Newton Center Chiropractic is finding the underlying cause of a patient’s pain before starting treatment with chiropractic care. Whether that treatment includes the active release technique or another type of therapy, our treatment plans are non-invasive and designed to foster the body’s natural healing process. Call our team at Newton Center Chiropractic today at (617) 332-9080 to schedule a consultation with one of our chiropractors.