How Does Active Release Technique Work



Active Release Technique (ART) is a non-invasive, hands-on therapy that treats soft-tissue injuries. Injuries/conditions of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and fascia (connective tissue throughout your body) including, but not limited to, repetitive stress injury, overuse injury, sprains/strains, muscle pulls, or joint dysfunction, are best treated using this technique.

Treatment begins by locating the injury/condition and the scar tissue adhesions with muscles or in-between them. An ART practitioner will determine the severity of the injury, determine the most effective approach and begin treatment to release tension and tightness of the tissue.

This is done by the ART practitioner using precise hand or thumb contact on the area that needs to be treated. The patient will be instructed to move in a specific way, or the practitioner may move an adjacent body part or their own hand in order for the muscle beneath to slide.

Changing the texture of the muscles/ tissues in this way-- essentially molding “knotted” or hardened muscles back into a soft and flexible state-- effectively releases tension and relieves associated pain. To get the most out of your treatment, be sure to get treatment as soon as the injury occurs as avoiding the issue will cause pressure and tension buildup.

Whether you deal with an acute injury, repetitive motion injury, or constant pressure or tension injury, the Active Release Technique can help you. Get the Active Release Technique injury treatment that you need to relieve your pain today at AIM Clinic. To book an appointment, contact us today at 905.492.8688.