Active Release Techniques

Active Release TechniquesActive Release Techniques (ART) is a non-surgical system of diagnosing and treating myofascial adhesions/scar tissue within muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. When soft tissue is injured, it literally “gets stuck”. Fibers of the tissue get bound together, forming dense scar tissue or adhesions. These adhesions impede movement, function, circulation and even entrap nerves.

ART utilizes principles of friction and tension to actually “tear” or “shear” adhesions away from muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments of the human body. Using a series of specific hands-on techniques while the affected muscles are in motion, Dr. Tsiaprailis assesses the damaged tissue and releases the adhesions, separating bound tissue and restoring function. Active Release Techniques continues to be the gold standard in soft tissue therapy treatment and is highly sought after by individuals worldwide.

Active Release Techniques – explained by Dr. Leahy

 

What is Active Release Techniques (ART)?

  • ART is a breakthrough in the treatment of injury. A revolutionary form of manual therapy, it’s the first program specifically designed to evaluate and treat damaged soft tissue.
  • ART can address and resolve many injuries previously considered untreatable, sometimes in just a few visits.
  • Properly employed, its success rate is over 90%, even with such chronic problems as carpal tunnel syndromes, headaches and rotator cuff tendonitis.
  • Active Release Techniques (ART) is a non-surgical system of diagnosing and treating adhesions within muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments. When soft tissue is injured (sprain/strain), it literally “gets stuck”. Fibers of the tissue get bound together, forming dense scar tissue or adhesions. These adhesions impede movement, and often, even entrap nerves.
  • ART utilizes principles of friction and tension to actually “tear” or “shear” adhesions away from muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments of the human body. Using a series of hands-on techniques while the affected muscles are in motion, the ART practitioner assesses the damaged tissue and releases the adhesions, separating bound tissue and restoring function.
  • The word “Active” in ART refers to the patient utilizing “active motion” to develop tension on the adhesion under the doctors contact shearing the scar tissue apart. This also helps to re-align and organize the tissue structures so that proper pain-free motion occurs.