Active Release Techniques
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. Contact the Ottawa Health Group today.
Who may use it?
ART therapy is used by chiropractors, physiotherapists, and massage therapists in treating lower back pain, shoulder strain, frozen shoulders, tension headaches or more complex problems like shin splints, tennis elbow Bursitis, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, broad pathological spectrum of injuries to the fascia, muscles, tendons, and nerves.
What are the benefits of active release techniques?
- Relieve tight muscles: The ART therapy sessions are a way to relieve tight muscles and nerve trigger points; thus beginning the healing process and relieving joint stress and improving your quality of life.
- Natural Treatment: The best thing about ART therapy is that it is a natural treatment, which works like deep tissue massage and patients can feel the stress of joints and nerves relieved, without having to use any kind of medication.
- Qualified practitioners: ART therapy compounds some very specific hand-and-finger-massage movements which our highly qualified practitioners tailor to the condition and extent of the problems of patient under treatment.
Soft tissue injuries can be a painful experience. Ottawa Health Group offers certain physical exercises that help relieve such injuries in a smooth yet effective way. Each session with our physiotherapist, chiropractor, and massage therapist involves a combination of examination and treatment. The A.R.T. provider uses their hands to assess tightness/restrictions and how that affects the natural movement of joints. Treatment is applied to the restricted areas of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Treatment involves a combination of precise tension being applied to the tissue with active movements.
We undertake the Active Release Technique (ART) as a highly effective therapeutic treatment for injuries of soft tissues that include muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. For more information, request an appointment from Ottawa Health Group and see if ART would benefit you.