Treat your neck pain, back pain, tennis/golfer’s elbow and more with Active Release Therapy (ART).
Active release technique (ART) treats your body’s soft tissue by combining manipulation and movement. ART entails identifying, isolating, and targeting the affected area to break up scar tissue. This promotes blood flow and faster healing of injuries.
Over time we tend to ignore pains that are caused by sports injuries or simply working at a desk all day, hoping they will just disappear in a few days. We learn to live with minor discomfort, adjusting our activities so the movement doesn’t hurt anymore.
But what if a simple treatment could remove your restrictions, relieve your pain, and restore your movement?
With Active Release Therapy, you can target those restrictions caused by both chronic and acute pain. There’s a lot to discover about this relatively new form of physiotherapy treatment.
What makes Active Release Technique different from other techniques?
At each treatment session, the therapist evaluates and identifies which specific muscles to target and find the scar tissues that are causing the problem within it. The difference between ART and other techniques is that during an ART treatment, the patient actively moves the affected structure (muscle or ligament) while the practitioner presses or maintains contact with the injured area. This allows the practitioner to feel the structure as it moves under their contact, and to effectively treat those restricted muscles, tendons, or ligaments.
What should I expect during an Active Release Technique session?
An ART session is both an examination and a treatment. The provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
Common conditions treated by ART:
ART can be used on individuals with conditions like; tears, sprains, lower back pain, repetitive strain injuries, tendonitis, and post-operative cases. ART is ideal for individuals with conditions related to overworked muscles.
Common conditions treated by active release include:
- Lower back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Neck pain
- Headaches and migraines
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Tennis or golfer’s elbow
- Runner’s knee
- Shin splints
- Shoulder pain
- Frozen shoulder
- Other sports injuries
- Post-operative scarring and adhesion
Waterfront Physio & Rehab, located in Etobicoke, is a leading provider of physiotherapy services with a specialized focus on Active Release Therapy (ART). With a team of highly skilled physiotherapists, we offer effective and personalized treatment for individuals dealing with musculoskeletal conditions. Through the use of ART, we aim to alleviate pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall physical function. Waterfront Physio & Rehab in Etobicoke prides itself on delivering exceptional patient care, employing state-of-the-art techniques and equipment to ensure optimal outcomes. Whether you’re recovering from an injury or seeking preventive care, our dedicated team is committed to helping you achieve your goals. For inquiries or to schedule an appointment, please contact Waterfront Physio & Rehab at 416-252-4855.