Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique has become the Gold Standard for soft tissue injury care at pain management clinics in North America, and slowly the rest of the world. Synergy’s musculoskeletal and soft tissue specialists have been using ART since its beginnings 15 years ago. We could not imagine not having this tool in our tool belts.
ART is a specialized form of soft tissue therapy that was developed and patented by Dr. Mike Leahy, DC, CCSP. Dr. Leahy developed these techniques as a result of realizing that the majority of his patients’ symptoms were related to changes in their soft tissue that could be felt by hand. By learning to feel the texture, tension and functional movements of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves ART practitioners are able to more consistently resolve many soft tissue injuries. Soft tissue injuries that respond well to ART include headaches, shoulder pain, knee problems, tennis and golfers elbow, nerve entrapments that may cause weakness, numbness or tingling and many other soft tissue injuries.
Benefits of ART
- Resolves Numbness, Tingling, Muscle Weakness & Nerve Pain
- Removes Scar Tissue & Restrictive Adhesions
- Increases Flexibility & Range of Motion
- Removes Muscle Tension & Trigger Points
- Improves Performance
- Dramatically Speeds Recovery & Healing
- Reduces Risk of Injuries
- Increases Oxygen & Circulation in Muscles
Abnormal tissues are treated by applying very specifically placed tension to the damaged tissue while taking the tissue through movements designed to release tension, scar tissue, adhesions and nerve entrapments. Synergy has ART providers certified in all ART courses including upper extremity, lower extremity, spine and biomechanics.
Is ART Right for You?
Active Release Technique has proven to be effective in the treatment of the following conditions:
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Rotator Cuff & Shoulder Injuries Chronic Headaches
- Shin Splints
- Tennis Elbow
- Hyperextension Injuries
- Myofasciitis & Trigger Points
- Achilles Tendonitis
- All Sprains, Strains & Tears
- Chronic Lower Back Pain
- Muscular Imbalances
- Joint Instability Pain