Active Release Technique or simply ART is becoming more and more popular today as an alternative treatment for sports injuries and other repetitive physical ailments. It is a soft-tissue system / massage-based technique that helps address problems in muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. This technique is done in chiropractic clinics and should be done by a licensed chiropractor.Check Active Release Technique Santa Monica

Some compelling reasons why ART should be done in chiropractic clinics

Chiropractors specialized on alternative treatments, which include ART, and therefore you can be certain that you are in a right place, well, of course, provided he is a licensed one.
The resources/equipment needed for the procedure are readily available
It is more affordable compared to going to a medical doctor in a conventional medical clinic
Active release treatment procedures – in a nutshell

A Therapist or chiropractor evaluates a patient, examining his muscles and nerves – the texture, tightness and movements – using his hands.
He then identifies the correct and specific problem affecting the area
Then, he treats abnormal tissues using a precise directed tension; there are about 500 specific moves unique to active release technique practitioner.
Ailments that can be addressed by ART (benefits)

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – an ailment that is caused by compression of the median nerve, the nerve in the wrist that supplies feeling and movement to parts of the hand, which results tingling, numbness and pain.

Iliotibial Band Syndrome – refers to an injury that is common to the knee, acquired during running, cycling, hiking, or weight-lifting. Common symptoms include stinging sensation above the knee joint, swelling or thickening of the tissue

Runner’s Knee – its medical term is patellofemoral pain syndrome; this is similar to Iliotibial Band Syndrome in the sense that it is common to athletes who do activities that require a lot of knee bending such as biking, jumping, or even walking.

Plantar fasciitis – is the inflammation of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot caused by a variety of reasons such as long-distance running, sudden weight gain, or when wearing shoes with poor arch support

Tension Headaches- considered to be the most common headache affecting adults. Also known as stress headaches, they can occur periodically or daily (chronic) which could last about 30 minutes.

Rotator Cuff Injury – damage to any of the four muscles (or their ligaments) that connect muscles and bones; this particular injury is caused by acute injury, chronic overuse, and gradual aging.

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