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Active Release

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A.R.T. is a state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. At Performance Chiropractic our practitioners have all attained full body status in Active Release Techniques, and have been a certified A.R.T. provider helping hundreds of athletes of all calibers.

When your body is injured and causing you pain, your body produces tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes’ tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

Every A.R.T. session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

Here are a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.

  • Headaches
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Knee Problems
  • Tennis Elbow
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