Active Release Technique (ART) is the gold standard for soft tissue treatments in the health care field. Soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. ART is used in conjunction with every adjustment that we provide in the office. The doctor will analyze the soft tissue related to the injury to find tight, tender and spastic muscles. He will then use range of motion and orthopedic testing to identify the cause of the problem and treat it accordingly. There are a number of soft tissue injuries that can be diagnosed and corrected permanently with ART.
The majority of cases that we see fall into three separate categories of over-use injuries: acute, chronic and hypoxic. Acute injuries are rapid and can be pinpointed to one specific moment in time, like a hamstring pull or a sprained ankle. Chronic injuries are micro-traumas that occur over time such as throwing baseballs for years or running in marathons. Hypoxic tissue injuries are the result of chronic injuries that are not cared for. Scar tissue is the most common form of hypoxic tissue injuries. You can find more information on Active Release Techniques and see our credentials here. Below is a list of some of the conditions that ART helps with.