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Active Release Technique
(ART) for Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic care has long been associated with the alleviation of musculoskeletal pain and the improvement of overall well-being. Along with the many innovative techniques offered at Curis Functional Health, the Active Release Technique (ART) is a revolutionary approach to pain relief and functional improvement.

ART is a hands-on soft tissue manipulation technique developed by Dr. P. Michael Leahy in the late 1980s. It is grounded in the belief that many physical ailments stem from scar tissue, adhesions, and overused muscles that can lead to reduced mobility and pain. ART practitioners are specially trained to identify and treat these soft tissue issues with precision.

The core principle of ART involves the chiropractor using their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. By applying targeted tension, specific movements, and stretching, they can break down adhesions and scar tissue. This process helps to restore proper blood flow, nerve function, and range of motion, ultimately relieving pain and promoting faster healing.

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ART has gained widespread recognition for its effectiveness in treating a wide range of conditions, including:

  1. Sports Injuries: Athletes often turn to ART to recover from injuries like muscle strains, ligament sprains, and tendonitis. It helps them regain strength and flexibility faster.
  2. Chronic Pain: Individuals suffering from chronic pain conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, and sciatica have found relief through ART.
  3. Postural Problems: Poor posture can lead to muscle imbalances and discomfort. ART can address these issues by releasing tight muscles and restoring balance.
  4. Repetitive Strain Injuries: People with jobs or hobbies that involve repetitive movements often develop overuse injuries. ART can be an effective treatment in such cases.
  5. General Well-Being: Even those without specific injuries can benefit from ART to improve overall muscle function and prevent future problems.

The Active Release Technique is a game-changer in the world of chiropractic care. Its focus on addressing soft tissue issues and promoting natural healing makes it a powerful tool for pain relief and enhanced physical performance. Whether you’re an athlete aiming to recover quickly or someone seeking relief from chronic pain, ART may be the solution you’ve been looking for, offering a holistic approach to a pain-free, active life.