Active Release Technique (ART)

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Active Release Technique in The Woodlands & Houston

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What is Active Release Technique (ART)

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Active Release Technique, often known under its acronym ART, is a method that treats the soft tissue in the body. First used by Dr. P. Michael Leahy more than 30 years ago, ART combines movement and manipulation techniques to alleviate specific soft tissue symptoms in certain parts of the body.

How does Active Release Technique work?

ART breaks up dense tissue in the body (medically known as “adhesions”) that is often the result of scar tissue following an injury. When you have scar tissue, your muscles are “bound” together and your flexibility, movement, and agility are all severely limited.

In addition to this, you may also experience stiffness and pain in the affected joints, muscles, and even nerves, which can become entrapped.

By gently manipulating the soft tissue and breaking up the adhesions, you will slowly, safely, and effectively be able to move the affected part of the body again.

What conditions does it treat?

Active release technique is a great way to treat a variety of conditions, including:

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The Benefits of ART

Below are the main benefits of ART:

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  • Decreased lower back pain
  • Decreased chronic neck pain
  • Decreased sciatic symptoms
  • Enhanced flexibility
  • Enhanced range of motion
  • Better management of carpal tunnel symptoms
  • Better management of plantar fasciitis symptoms
  • Relief for shin splints
  • Better management of tennis elbow
  • Decreased tension headaches

Let Houston Spine & Rehab Help You

If you currently suffer from any of the conditions that we mentioned above, and if your soft tissue pain is becoming seriously tough to manage, then it’s time to take a step forward and seek the help of a trusted professional.

Chiropractor is doing some Active Release Technique to the patient with chronic neck pain

At Houston Spine & Rehab Centers, we are your go-to clinic for pain management in Houston, TX. Whether you are dealing with acute or chronic soft tissue pain, and whatever the reason for your condition, our highly experienced, professional, yet friendly team of clinicians can help.

We pride ourselves on delivering only the best and highest-quality care in a range of areas, including chiropractic care, physical therapy, and pain management.

Our founding doctors – Dr. Yezak and Dr. Neuburger – have succeeded at creating a true one-stop-shop for any Houston resident who experiences pain in their joints, muscles, or nerves – and this includes, of course, soft tissue pain.

While our main location is in downtown Houston, the clinic has grown and is now also serving other parts of the Houston metro area, such as the north, center, and south.

When you visit our Houston pain management clinic, you will be immediately greeted by a helpful and enthusiastic team of specialists who have your best interest at heart.

After scheduling an initial consultation to assess your soft tissue pain and determine your goals and desires, we will prepare a fully bespoke ART treatment plan that we are confident, will enable you to achieve those goals and get you pain-free safely, rapidly, and sustainably.

Relieve Your Pain Now with ART

Soft tissue pain and discomfort can become incredibly debilitating if you neglect to address them properly. It doesn’t matter whether you have just experienced a soft tissue injury, or if you are dealing with a chronic condition: at Houston Spine and Rehab, we always have your back!

Do not give in to your soft tissue pain: take control of it by contacting the expert team at Spine and Rehab, your trusted Houston orthopedic surgeon. Get in touch with us now.

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