Active Release Technique

Sport woman doing Active Release Technique

A noninvasive treatment developed for soft-tissue disorders, Active Release Techniques (ART) is helping countless patients to get relief from pain without medications or surgery! ART helps to relieve tissue tension cased by adhesions and scar tissue. It may be a good treatment option for you if you’re dealing with a tissue injury or disorder that is causing your muscles, ligaments, tendons or nerves to experience:

  • Pain.
  • Weakness.
  • Numbness.
  • Aching.
  • Tingling.
  • Burning.

Here at Barnes Chiropractic, we’re proud to offer Active Release Techniques (ART) therapy to help our patients get on the road to healing quickly! The first step is coming in for an evaluation to decide if ART is the appropriate treatment for your injury or condition. We can also use ART as part of a larger plan for healing and wellness.

What to Expect When You Schedule an Appointment for Active Release Techniques (ART) at Our Office in Centennial, Colorado

During your ART treatment, we’ll manually apply compression in the areas of your body that are experiencing pain due to trauma, repetitive strain or pressure-tension lesions. As we perform manual compression techniques, you will be asked to use shortening and lengthening movements. Treatment also includes using a contact point that stimulates the movement of your soft tissues.

The Benefits of Active Release Techniques (ART)

ART therapy offers many benefits for pain relief and performance by breaking up scar tissue. Here at Barnes Chiropractic, we’ve seen patients experience benefits for a wide range of pain issues ranging from chronic strain to sports injuries. Here’s a look at some of the conditions that can be treated using ART:

  • Neck pain.
  • Shoulder pain.
  • Lower-back pain.
  • Sciatic pain.
  • Bursitis.
  • Carpal tunnel.
  • Tennis elbow.
  • Tension headaches.
  • Poor range of motion.
  • Shin splints.
  • Numbness and tingling.
  • Joint inflammation.
  • Decreased strength in parts of the body.

ART can be extremely effective for restoring range of motion, decreasing pain and making you feel like you can fully use your body again! It offers benefits for both extreme pain and general stiffness. If you’re interested in learning more about ART, don’t hesitate to reach out to us here at Barnes Chiropractic for an appointment!

Frequently Asked Questions About Active Release Techniques (ART)

Is Active Release Techniques (ART) Therapy Only for Sports Injuries?
Not at all! While this is a popular treatment option among athletes looking to bounce back after injury, ART is something that everyone who is experiencing pain, stiffness, inflammation and reduced range of motion may be able to benefit from.

Can Active Release Techniques (ART) Help With Headaches?
Yes, ART is an effective treatment for tension headaches for some patients.

What Areas of the Body Can Active Release Techniques (ART) Treat?
ART is used on the major muscle groups, fascia, tendons and ligaments.