Active Release Therapy

What is Active Release Technique (A.R.T.)?

A.R.T. is a patented, state of the art soft tissue – massage based technique that treats injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Commonly treated with A.R.T. are “over-used” muscle (repetitive strain) injuries. At Bolton Total Rehabilitation, we integrate Active Release therapy into our sessions to make sure your injured/damaged muscles are getting the care they need to heal.

How do “over-used” muscle injuries occur?

Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • Acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc.)
  • Accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • Not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce 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. Once a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

bolton active releaseA.R.T. is used to treat a variety of conditions, but not limited to:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome(tendonitis)
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITB) Syndrome
  • Lateral Epicondylosis (Tennis Elbow)
  • Medial Epicondylosis (Golfer’s Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Patellar Tendinosis (Jumper’s Knee)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Repetitive Strain Disorder
  • Rotator Cuff Pain
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Tendon Injuries
  • TMJ Pain
  • Whiplash Associated Disorders

If you are from the Bolton or Caledon region and are looking to see if Active Release therapy is the solution you have been looking for, book your free consultation today!

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