Whether you like it or not, your body won’t function as it used to as you age. You will begin to experience pain in your body for a variety of reasons, including tissue damage caused by repetitive use. Finding the source of the pain and treating it is in your best interest.

Active Release Techniques (ART) are a unique form of therapy that involves releasing tension in soft tissues by removing adhesions or fibrosis causes by repetitive muscle use. ART combines manipulation and movement. It identifies, isolates, and targets the affected area to effectively break up the scar tissue.

Here are the benefits and uses of ART.

Pain Management

ART has been proven and is popularly used to reduce the recovery time for muscle injuries, restore mobility for arthritis patients, improve strength, endurance, and functionality for athletes, and provide a viable and effective treatment for injured ligaments.

The cause for mild and severe pain is tissue buildup that adheres to nerves. ART actively works to break up this inflamed tissue. It does this by combining active and directed movement of the involved muscles with soft tissue massage. These techniques effectively eliminates pain as well as the need for pain medication. It is a far better alternative to short-term pain management solutions.

ART for Adductor Strains

Ice hockey players frequently develop adductor muscle strains, and according to a pilot study, ART proved to be a highly effective short-term pain solution. The study indicated considerable improvements in the players’ pre- and post-pain levels.

Improves Flexibility in Hamstrings

According to research that studied the effects ART had on hamstring flexibility, ART significantly improved flexibility and mobility in a sample of young males.

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