Active Release Therapy

A woman is being helped by a physical therapist.

Active release therapy (ART) uses precise movements and pressure to break up scar tissue, adhesions, and trigger the release of pressure points that can cause pain, stiffness, weakness, and limited mobility. ART is particularly effective for treating sports injuries, repetitive strain injuries, postural imbalances, and chronic pain conditions.

Enhancing Mobility and Healing

Active release therapy is a state-of-the-art soft tissue system/movement-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. It’s particularly effective for those with overuse injuries, which are common in both athletes and individuals with repetitive strain injuries from occupational activities. ART is unique in its approach, combining precise, targeted pressure with specific patient movements to break up adhesions and scar tissue that contribute to pain and stiffness. This therapy not only helps in alleviating pain but also improves flexibility, range of motion, and overall physical performance. It’s increasingly popular among sports professionals and those seeking a proactive approach to muscle care.

Active Release Therapy’s effectiveness lies in its customized approach, with each treatment session tailored to the individual’s specific condition and physical needs. By restoring proper muscle function and movement, ART can help in preventing the recurrence of injuries. This therapy is not only for injury recovery; it’s also beneficial for those looking to enhance their strength training or sports performance by maintaining optimal muscle health.