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Active Release Techniques®

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Active Release Techniques®

What Are Active Release Techniques®?

This state-of-the-art soft tissue and movement-based technique
treats injury to muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and fascia. Active
Release Techniques® (ART®) works by identifying and treating acutely
and chronically damaged tissue that generates pain and loss of
function. ART® certified doctors diagnose damaged tissues by
palpating the area of injury and evaluating the texture, tightness,
adhesions, and movement of the tissue.

Therefore, ART® is used as both a diagnostic and treatment tool. The
damaged tissues are then treated with a combination of precisely
directed tension and specific patient movements in a timely and
directed manner. ART® allows each treatment protocol to be
individualized for each patient; therefore, allowing the providers to
address each patient’s specific needs safely and quickly.

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Since ART® is directed at sensitive tissues, the work through this
area can cause some short-term discomfort described as “the
good hurt.” This sensation may reproduce some of your presenting
symptoms; however, it usually only lasts a few seconds. The
pressure applied never goes beyond the patient’s tolerance and
comfort level.

Common Conditions Treated By Active Release Techniques®
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Back pain and sciatica
  • Shoulder pain (rotator cuff / impingement / tendonitis)
  • Whiplash
  • Knee and leg pain
  • Plantar fasciitis and foot pain
  • Achilles tendonitis/tendinosis
  • Shin splints
  • TMJ
  • Headaches/dizziness
  • Frozen shoulder/adhesive capsulitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hip pain
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Knee pain and meniscal/ligamentous injuries
  • Numbness and tingling
  • Hamstring injury

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How Physicians Plus
Can Help


Can Chiropractic Help Me Manage My Headaches?
What Types of Treatments Do You Offer?

Physicians Plus is committed to treating patients using methods that consider your individual physical health. Every person has unique movement patterns that they may not even be aware of, along with their own personal health history. Using this information, our physicians can treat muscle pain, back pain, migraines, sports injuries and more at their root cause. We use various chiropractic techniques to relieve your symptoms, including the Graston Technique®, McKenzie Method® and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization®, to name a few.

What Causes Soft Tissue Injuries, and How Are They Treated?

Soft tissue injuries happen when the muscles, tendons or ligaments experience a trauma. Something as simple as a sprain or overusing a certain muscle group can lead to pronounced pain and other symptoms. Whether your pain occurs suddenly or gradually over time, our team can help. At Physicians Plus, we use the Fascial Distortion Model™ to treat soft tissue injuries and accelerate healing. This approach utilizes a full-body strategy to improve your pain while encouraging tissue repair.




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