Active Release Technique & Chiropractic Care
The active release technique, or ART, is one of the more common manual therapy treatment methods. Active release uses the hands to apply pressure to muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves, and ligaments in the body in order to help relieve tension. If you're curious about this technique, Total Alignment Center in Stafford Township, NJ, can help. Here is some more information about the active release technique.
Treatment for Overuse Conditions
The active release technique can be used to help address overuse conditions. Overused muscles and soft tissues can benefit acute from ART, potentially including pulls and tears. These conditions might cause scar tissue to develop in the area, which can impact your mobility and range of motion. Your muscles may become weaker, potentially creating additional issues.
ART can be a good treatment for other conditions, including back pain. If you've experienced ankle injuries, headaches, hip pain, neck pain, or plantar fasciitis, ART might be a good solution. You may also benefit from ART if you recently underwent surgery.
ART Is a Manual Therapy
ART treatment begins with an examination of the injuries. Our chiropractor will then manually assess the affected body parts to look for tightness and other signs of injury. Our provider may check muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves for areas that require treatment. Our chiropractor may then use his hands to apply stretching and pressure techniques in order to help break up the tightness and adhesions. This can help to release those tissues so that they can more easily heal and function properly again. Our provider may also suggest exercises or other therapies that you can do at home between ART sessions in order to further improve your condition.
After therapy, you may notice a variety of benefits associated with ART. For example, you may notice that you have improved function and mobility. You might be more flexible, which might also allow you to build more strength and avoid future injury. Our chiropractor will tailor the treatment to your individual needs in order to best address your injury or condition.
Get Chiropractic Care in New Jersey
We at Total Alignment Center use the active release technique and other techniques to provide chiropractic care for our patients in Stafford Township, NJ. Contact our chiropractor to learn more about treatment options for acute and chronic pain. Call us at (609) 661-2967 for more information.