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Active Release Therapy

Active Release Therapy2022-08-30T15:00:45+00:00

Integrative Spine & Sports uses Active Release Techniques to relieve pressure on the muscular and nervous systems in patients, improving strength, mobility and flexibility while reducing pain.

Active Release Technique (ART) provider in NYC

Integrative Spine & Sports offers Active Release Technique (ART) in Manhattan, New York at our Upper West Side practice in NYC which is devoted to sports medicine, spinal rehabilitation and comprehensive physical care.

What is Active Release Technique (ART)?

Active Release Technique is a hands-on therapy designed to aid the body’s natural recovery process. ART incorporates hand pressure and motion-based massage to gently remove scar tissue, alleviate nerve tension and restore flexibility to tight, stressed muscles. This state-of-the-art technique addresses problems with muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, and is typically used on patients with injuries and chronic conditions resulting from overuse.

How does Active Release Technique work?

Overuse of muscles and soft tissue can cause a build-up of scar tissue in the affected area. This tissue can result in pain, reduced mobility and diminished strength as the scar tissue puts tension on surrounding tendons and nerves, while weakening muscles. ART treatment combines precise and specific tension on affected areas along with directed patient movements to break up scar tissue and reduce the negative consequences it can have on surrounding tissue.

ART is especially helpful in the treatment of:

  • Back pain
  • Headaches
  • Temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ)
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shin splints
  • Tennis elbow
  • Knee problems
  • Nerve Entrapments

Active Release Technique (ART) Experts

ART is considered the gold standard of treatment in soft tissue movement and is an individualized approach for treating pain resulting from overuse of muscles and the build-up of scar tissue.

The specialized treatment is offered by our experienced NY sports chiropractors, who have been trained in the patented Active Release Therapy treatment. We have successfully used Active Release Techniques for years to relieve pressure on the muscular and nervous systems in patients, improving strength, mobility and flexibility while reducing pain.

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Active Release Technique (ART) FAQ’s

What happens after Active Release Technique?2022-09-22T13:56:57+00:00

After an ART treatment, the patient is given a series of corrective exercises and advised on how to change activities of daily living that could cause repetitive stress injuries.

Does Active Release Technique work?2022-09-22T13:57:03+00:00

Yes, Active Release Technique does work when used correctly by an experienced provider.

Is Active Release Therapy effective?2022-09-22T13:57:08+00:00

When the patient is correctly diagnosed and Active Release Technique is the appropriate treatment for that specific diagnosis, then yes, ART is very effective. Active Release technique is typically part of a combination of treatment to get you better faster.

Is Active Release Technique covered by insurance?2022-09-22T13:57:15+00:00

Yes, ART, or “Myofascial Release”, is covered by some insurance carriers.

Is Active Release Therapy painful?2022-09-22T13:57:25+00:00

Active Release Technique does not have to be a painful. Most patients report that it “hurts so good”. Any discomfort that is felt during treatment is felt during the treatment.

Is Active Release Technique the same as Myofascial Release?2022-09-22T13:57:55+00:00

Active Release Therapy is a form of Myofascial Release. ART is the gold standard of all myofascial release techniques.

How do I know if I need Active Release Technique?2022-09-22T13:58:02+00:00

Visit a certified Active Release Therapy provider and they will examine you and advise the appropriate treatment for your diagnosis.

Our integrative approach focuses on promoting healing, restoring function and alleviating pain.

Our integrative approach focuses on promoting healing, restoring function and alleviating pain.

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We treat individuals suffering from a variety of acute injuries as well as chronic conditions.

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Our focus is on promoting healing, restoring function and alleviating pain for patients.

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We offer two convenient locations for patients: the Upper West Side or Madison Avenue.

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