How Can Active Release Therapy Help Me?



Active Release Technique (ART) treats and heals soft tissue injuries by applying pressure to break down scar tissue or adhesion. This is done repeatedly with the goal of stretching the muscles and tendons through the pressure. When done successfully, muscles are stored to smooth movement and function. This type of muscle therapy is used to alleviate pain and promote healing in muscles, joints, and nerves.

ART specifically aims to redirect tension out of trigger spots. This is why it is often used most on areas on the body that suffer from overused and overworked muscles. The techniques and pressure used during ART will vary depending on the severity of the soft tissue injury (acute, micro-trauma, severe, hypoxia).

Active Release Technique can be very beneficial for those who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Arthritis, Headaches, and Sports Injuries.  To heal these different conditions, ART is preformed on specific parts of the body, which allow for blood flow through the muscles that cause the condition. It has been especially useful in treating the following conditions:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee problems
  • Tennis elbow
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Back pain
  • Headaches

If you are interested in natural ways to relieve yourself of other chronic pains or ailments using Active Release Technique, call us today at 905.492.8688 or visit our website for more information and to book an appointment.