Active Release Technique

Have you ever noticed an area of your body that is constantly in pain or tense? No matter how much you stretch, you can’t seem to find relief. For issues like these, our team at Tacoma Chiropractic Center offers the Active Release Technique. Learn more about this treatment method below.


What Is the Active Release Technique and How Is It Performed?

In some cases, surface-level muscle tension is only the beginning of pain and suffering. Deep scar tissue is present, impacting the effectiveness of most treatment methods. This is where the Active Release Technique shines.

Active Release Technique or ART is a form of treatment designed to locate and treat scar tissue. Scar tissue typically forms when tissues are overused and cannot heal fully. Unfortunately, it can build up over time, deeper in the tissue than many methods can detect or reach.

ART involves your chiropractor examining the target area of the body specifically for scar tissue and adhesions along the fascia, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. Once located, your chiropractor will apply pressure to the area while either moving the surrounding area or having you move it.

For example, if adhesions or scar tissue is located in the shoulder, your chiropractor will apply pressure while the arm is being moved in specific ways. This combination of pressure and movement allows for deeper, more comprehensive treatment.

What Types of Conditions Can ART Treat?

ART can be utilized for various issues, including but not limited to:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Foot pain
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Arthritis
  • Tendinitis
  • Bursitis
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Golfer’s or tennis elbow
  • Ankle injuries
  • Hip pain
  • Muscle strains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Nerve compression
  • Wrist pain
  • Whiplash
  • Leg or knee injuries
  • Headaches
  • Runner’s knee
  • Shin splints

The Benefits of ART

Active Release Technique is very effective at reducing pain and discomfort, but the benefits go beyond that. Some additional benefits include:

  • Increased flexibility
  • Improved flow of blood and healing nutrients
  • Increased range of motion
  • Faster and more comprehensive recovery from injuries
  • Improved sports performance
  • Greater range of motion
  • Reduced risk of future injuries

Combining ART with other chiropractic techniques can provide even greater healing and benefits. Our chiropractors will work with you to determine the best course of action for your condition and symptoms.

Experience the Benefits of ART in Tacoma

If you’ve sustained an injury or live with chronic pain, ART might be an effective solution for you. Call (253) 759-1500 to schedule an appointment with our team at Tacoma Chiropractic Center today for a customized approach to pain-free living.

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2611 N. Stevens St Tacoma, WA, 98407

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