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Active Release Therapy 505

4. Active Release Techniques

  • 30 min
  • 130 Australian dollars
  • Samuel Street

Service Description

ART is a non-invasive manual therapy technique that works to correct soft tissue restrictions that cause pain and mobility issues. The goal is to break down scar tissue and adhesions in order to optimise function in the body. A practitioner determines where adhesions are through touch, the practitioner then couples a patient's active movement with his/her touch. ART is used to treat symptoms with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Its design is to achieve 3 functions - to restore free and unimpeded motion of all soft tissues - to release entrapped nerves, vasculature and lymphatics - to re-establish optimal texture, resilience and function of soft tissues. WHAT IS ART? Active Release Techniques (ART) are a soft tissue method that focuses on relieving tissue tension via the removal of fibrosis/adhesions which can develop in tissues as a result of overload due to repetitive use. These disorders may lead to muscular weakness, numbness, aching, tingling and burning sensations. Tissues are prone to negative changes from trauma, such as swelling, fibrosis and adhesions. We use manual therapy to apply compressive, tensile and shear forces to address repetitive strain injuries, cumulative trauma injuries and constant pressure tension lesions. The clinician applies deep tension whilst the patient actively moves the injury site from a shortened to a lengthened position. This produces a longitudinal sliding motion of soft tissues, e.g, nerves, ligaments and muscles beneath the contact point. HOW LONG DOES ART TAKE TO WORK? Most patients see significant improvement in their symptoms after just four to six ART sessions. However, some patients may require more or less treatment depending on their individual needs and the severity of their condition. HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU DO ART? Treatment visits vary by degree and duration of the injury. Usually between one to six visits, two to three per week, depending on the severity of your injury you will feel relief. What happens after ART therapy recovery? We provide specifically tailored rehab/PT protocols based on individual needs and goals. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MYOFASICAL RELEASE AND ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE? Myofascial Release helps with improving pain caused by muscle tightness, which is usually the case after an injury. Active Release Technique helps treat soft-tissue injuries in patients that likely developed from injuries such as whiplash or trauma to the back.

Contact Details

  • 48 Samuel Street, Camp Hill QLD, Australia


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