Active Release Technique (ART)

Active Release Technique is considered the gold standard in soft tissue treatment. It is an innovative and effective massage technique that is based on natural muscle movements, which makes it great for sports injury rehabilitation. Here at Physical Synergy our doctors use ART to treat restrictions in the soft tissues of your body including muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. The doctors will use their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of the muscles and surrounding tissues of the area being treated, and any detected abnormalities are then treated by combining direct tension along with specific patient movements in order to promote lengthening of the soft tissue. When combined with other modalities and rehabilitative exercises it will allow for a more permanent long-term change.  Whether your condition is the result of an overused muscle imbalance or a new/old injury, you can be confident that ART could work for you.

What conditions will benefit from ART?

Active Release Techniques have been proven to be successful in treating conditions such as:

  • Headaches
  • Neck and Back pain
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis and Golfer’s elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Hip tightness
  • Knee pain
  • Piriformis syndrome and many other conditions.