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Active Release Technique® in Northeast Colorado Springs

thoracic adjustmentActive Release Techniques® (ART) is a specialized, hands-on treatment which allows us to diagnose and treat soft tissue restrictions and injuries that occur in your muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood vessels and fascia. Damage can take place within the tissues themselves from repetitive motion such as running.

Your body’s natural response is to replace the damaged tissue with something inferior – scar tissue or fibrosis. The scarring process causes the inferior tissues to adhere to themselves as well as to other related structures, resulting in stiffness, pain, decreased function, and sometimes numbness and tingling.

ART® is the only treatment designed to effectively treat soft tissue injuries within nearly every structure of the musculoskeletal system. Combining the understanding of biomechanics and movement with hands-on applied techniques, ART® treatment protocols normalize the relationship of moving tissues to one another – thereby eliminating pain, restrictions and dysfunction.

Active Release Techniques® Bring Relief

ART® has proven extremely effective in treating the cumulative trauma of conditions including:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Upper back and neck pain
  • Rotator cuff tears and tendonitis
  • Swimmer’s shoulder
  • Golf and tennis elbow
  • Low back and hip pain
  • Shin splints
  • Runner’s knee
  • IT band syndrome
  • Chronic ankle sprains
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Headaches

Just to name a few. In addition to treating damaged muscle and fascia, Active Release Techniques ® has proven to be highly effective in the treatment of peripheral nerve entrapment syndromes, and studies show that Active Release Techniques ® often resolve injuries that otherwise might be considered “untreatable” – or candidates for surgery.

Muscle manipulation on back

How Active Release Techniques® Work

Active Release Techniques® bridges the gap in conventional medicine between injury and rehabilitation, treating the injured tissue and facilitating its resolution while rehab is in progress.

Too often with soft-tissue injuries, treatment is ignored and rehab is begun while tissue is still functionally impaired leading to disappointing results. Depending upon how long ago an injury has occurred, the soft tissue will have undergone a series of palpable textural changes that rehab alone cannot address.

ART®, through a series of manual manipulations specifically designed to help our bodies remodel scar tissue, can reverse these changes, releasing adhesions and restoring tissue to a supple, functional state.

With Active Release Techniques®, we concentrate on working within the limits of tissue and patient tolerance. There may be some discomfort during treatment, and possibly a little muscle soreness afterwards. This soreness should fade within 24 to 36 hours. The only other thing patients typically experience is relief. Often patients notice a change in their pain patterns and an increased range of motion after the first few visits at Caplan Chiropractic.

To maximize therapeutic benefits, Dr. Michelle will pair Active Release Techniques® with appropriate stretches and strengthening exercises, devising a progressive rehab program for each patient to keep adhesions released and to promote full recovery.

Find Out More

To learn more about Active Release Techniques® you can go to the official association site. Curious if we can help you? Schedule your complimentary consultation today.

Active Release Techniques® Northeast Colorado Springs CO | (719) 357-6064