What is Active Release Techniques®?
ART® is a type of soft tissue technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Back pain, headaches, shoulder pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee issues, and elbow pain are just a few of the conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART®. These conditions are often a result of overused muscles whether it be an acute pull or from long term micro tears which creates scar tissue. Scar tissue is often what limits a patients range of motion, generates pain and promotes abnormal movement of joints.
What to expect from your ART® treatment?
An ART® session will consist of a combination of examination and treatment. Dr. Fahrni will use her hands to help evaluate the soft tissues. Abnormal tissue will be treated by applying specific tension and compression to the affected tissues while directing the patient to move in a specific pattern. This technique allows for the breakdown of scar tissue and promotes blood flow to the area, all of which helps speed the healing process. Results vary from one patient to another but one can expect to see marked improvement after just a few treatments.