What is ART?

Active Release Technique is a specialized massage and movement based soft tissue system. This special technique is used on an array of areas including muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. It aids in re-establishing the proper motion among muscles and fascia while reducing the fibrous adhesions. In a nutshell, all of this helps bring back the proper function of each muscle.


Who can benefit?

Active Release Technique can be used on patients that have a variety of injuries or ailments including headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fascitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow just to name a few. With ART these types of conditions can be resolved quickly and permanently.


How do overuse and scar tissue occur?

Scar tissue is a material that the body creates to connect and bind injured tissue. When the scar tissue is created it can act like “glue” – binding to surrounding structures. This can cause more damage than good, particularly because scar tissue is never as functional as the original tissue it has replaced . When this occurs, a nerve can be pinched or entrapped which can cause even more pain.

Overuse is a major contributor to the many different headaches, ailments, and injuries that can occur throughout sports activities and other activities that require constant and repetitive movements.


What is treatment like?

Each ART session is a combination of treatment and examination. Hands are used throughout the process to ensure an accurate evaluation of the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, nerves, and tendons. The injured soft tissues are then treated by combining precise tension with the patient’s movements.

Each treatment protocol can contain more than 500 specific movements. They work together to help certified providers find and correct the problem that affect the current patient. Healing Hands Chiropractic of Greensboro, NC is proudly certified in Active Release Technique and is always ready to help permanently resolve any condition of all patients.