Active Release Technique (ART) is a noninvasive, hands-on treatment for musculoskeletal illnesses and injuries. At Pinnacle Sports Performance and Rehabilitation, which has two locations in Austin, Texas, Ryan Anderson, DC, Logan Reiff, DC, and the team use ART to treat soft tissue disorders in athletes and other active people. Call the nearest Pinnacle Sports Performance and Rehabilitation office to schedule active release technique treatment, or book your appointment online today.
Yes. Active release technique uses hands-on manipulation and movement to treat musculoskeletal problems and promote healing. It’s a safe and effective way to increase circulation and reduce inflammation after a sports or another activity-related injury.
If you suffer a soft tissue injury, the active release technique can complement your body’s natural healing process and help you return to your favorite activities.
The Pinnacle Sports Performance and Rehabilitation team uses the active release technique to treat various musculoskeletal conditions, including:
You might benefit from treatment if you have plantar fasciitis –– an overuse injury that causes a sharp, stabbing pain in the heel or arch of your foot.
During an active release technique appointment, your Pinnacle Sports Performance and Rehabilitation provider uses their hands to break up adhesions –– dense areas of scar tissue that form after soft tissue injuries.
When scar tissue builds up, it affects the movement of your muscles, limiting flexibility. Manipulating your soft tissues through the active release technique helps break up the scar tissue and increases blood flow to the area. This allows your muscles, joints, and nerves to move freely.
Undergoing treatment with the active release technique offers various benefits, including:
The active release technique helps you return to work, exercise, and other activities sooner.
Active release technique is safe and usually well-tolerated but can be painful. During treatment, your Pinnacle Sports Performance and Rehabilitation provider applies direct pressure to sensitive areas of scar tissue. If you have a low pain tolerance, you might find treatment uncomfortable.
If you’re concerned about discomfort, let your provider know. The team offers a variety of other treatments that offer similar benefits.
The number of ART treatments you need depends on the source of your discomfort and its effect on your daily routine. Some people see a significant improvement after just one session, but the Pinnacle Sports Performance and Rehabilitation team usually recommends a series of treatments.
Call the nearest Pinnacle Sports Performance and Rehabilitation office to schedule an active release technique consultation, or book your appointment online today.
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