Active Release Techniques
Hands-On Soft Tissue Massage Therapy
This patented process uses a wide array of massage therapy techniques to provide a thorough examination as well as treatment.
Therapy Through Active Release Techniques
Active Release Techniques (ART) is a state-of-the-art soft tissue massage therapy that treats muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. This technique provides non-invasive soft tissue and nerve care. It is a hands-on approach to providing relief and care for musculature pain and nerve tension. This technique also holds the first and only patent ever by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for a manual soft-tissue treatment system.
How It Works
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. Firstly, the ART provider uses their hands to evaluate the target areas. During the assessment, they test the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. This therapy seeks to relieve the tightness and tension of tissues. Removal of tension occurs by targeting fibrosis and adhesions of the target areas. Treatment of abnormal tissues combines precisely directed tension, along with very specific patient movements. Overall, there are more than 500 specific moves unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct specific problems. Each treatment involves planning for your individual needs. Your chiropractor will use the techniques best for affecting each individual issue. Because of this, ART is not a cookie-cutter approach. Rather, each ART session is completely custom to your needs.
Treatments Through Active Release Techniques
Often, conditions resulting from muscle overuse can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. After a few sessions, pain is reduced, and mobility is restored. This includes a wide array of muscular, joint, or ligament conditions. Some common ART treatments include ailments such as headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow.
The office of Drs. Abrams, Piazza, and Julewicz specializes in the diagnosis and overall treatment of back & spinal damage. We offer tools and techniques to assess and eliminate the pain of our clients while instructing them in ways to prevent future injuries. Our multi-dimensional approach offers a broad prescription for relief.