ART is a soft tissue treatment technique that is movement based. The technique is used to treat problems that involve the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.
The technique can be used on patients with acute, chronic, overuse, repetitive strain injuries and postoperative cases of all types.
Who can benefit from ART?
Headaches, neck and back pain, shoulder pain, tennis/golfers elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, hip pain, sciatica, knee dysfunctions, plantar fasciitis, are a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and many times permanently with ART. These conditions have an important thing in common; they are often a result of overused muscles.
How is ART different from other soft tissue techniques?
ART utilizes the combination of manual therapy techniques by the therapist, with movement of the patient to create tension on the involved soft tissue and scar tissue.
What does the soft tissue restricitions and scar tissue cause?
Scar tissue is dense fibrous material that body creates to connect and bind injured tissue. The problem occurs when that same scar tissue binds to surrounding structures like “glue” which occurs more often than thought. The process can limit motion and soft tissue mobility and flexibility which can also lead to pain and discomfort.
How does overuse/ repetitive stress cause scar tissue?
Overuse or repetitive stress increases the tension in the tissues of the body. Chronic tension applied to the tissue decreases the blood supply, causing the body to form adhesions. (Examples of repetitive stress could be; poor posture, improper exercise form, athletic pursuits, improper ergonomic at the work place.)