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Active Release Technique

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES   Soft Tissue Management is a state of the art form of manual therapy that addresses problems caused by damage to muscles, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.

How do overuse injuries occur?  Soft tissue injury can result from a sudden tear or sprain, or from repetitive motion (carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, bursitis), and/or decreased oxygen to the tissues.

How does the body respond to injury? 
 The body responds to injury by releasing inflammatory chemicals and forming fibrous scar tissue called adhesions. Long after an injury has “healed,” the weaker, less elastic tissue remains. Without free range of motion, muscles become shorter and weaker, causing increased tension on tendons, leading to tendonitis. Nerves can become trapped by adhesions, causing tingling, numbness, or weakness.

What conditions can ART‘ treat? 
 Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel, plantar fascitis, knee problems, tennis elbow, shoulder pain, and shin splints.