Active Release Technique

type of treatment

Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, soft tissue system and massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Overuse conditions can often be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. Every ART session is a combination of examination and treatment. The provider uses his/her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscle, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated with precisely directed attention, combined with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols (over 500 specific moves) are unique to ART, and allow the provider to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual client.

WHAT TO EXPECT?

The provider will instruct you on how to move through a specific range of motion based upon the area being treated. He or she may apply pressure to the muscle being treated as it moves through this range of motion. Some discomfort may be experienced, but relief is generally felt immediately afterwards.

BENEFITS

After an ART session, the patient should feel a release of tension in tight muscles, less pain due to the massaging technique, and experience an increased range of motion in what used to be problem areas.

DO I NEED THIS?

Active Release Technique may be the best treatment option for you if you are affected by back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, or a similar condition.

what They’re Saying

Client Testimonials

Dr. Iselborn and his staff are first class top to bottom. This is a complete Sports Medicine and Rehab facility that has been my port in the storm for my chiropractic needs and sports massages. I can't recommend them enough as someone who is 50 with a kindergartener who needs to be at 100% full mobility 24/7.

Brian R.

I'm so grateful for Sports Recovery Annex. After getting more serious about ultra and trail running, I've had my big goal as 100 miles, but after failing to complete my 50 mile race this year, I thought that dream wasn't for me. Instead of quitting, I looked for help, and found this little gem of an athlete's dream! Working with Amra has renewed my confidence in my body, and my mental game. Now I have a toolbox full of tricks to help me manage and overcome my imbalances. This ain't your momma's physical therapy/athletic training; this is challenging and my weaknesses have been brought to light in a way that motivates me to address them. I have not looked forward to a training block like I am right now in so long. I have a good feeling my body will impress me now that I've given in the right kind of attention. I can't wait to focus on becoming better instead of constantly battling to reach my baseline.

Cheers to SRA, 2024's race calendar, and a renewed hope!

Alex Y.

My son runs high school track and field and he was having issues with his hamstring. I was referred to the Sports Recovery Annex and the staff was friendly as well as professional. I would gladly recommend anyone who is having physical problems to the Sports Recovery Annex.

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