What Are Active Release Techniques?

Active Release Techniques, also know as A.R.T., are a chiropractic treatment and system of movements used to restore normal mobility to damaged soft tissue. Using A.R.T., certified chiropractic practitioners, like Dr. Kersenbrock, are able to use massage-based techniques to stimulate muscle recovery and alleviate you from potential long-term pain.  

How Does Scar Tissue Accumulate?

If your soft tissues and muscles have experienced acute tears or micro-traumas, scar tissue builds up. These tears are often a result of overuse injuries or over-extension. Lastly, these tears prevent oxygen flow to the area where they’re located, which limits mobility and causes inflammation, muscle weakness, tendonitis, and numbness.

Possible affected areas include all soft tissues, like muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. If left untreated, these small untreated tears can seriously impede your daily life; your normal activity level, athletic performance, or post-surgery rehabilitation can be significantly compromised. To prevent this domino effect, integrating Active Release Techniques into your treatment plan is essential.

How Can Active Release Techniques Help Me?

The expert chiropractors at Kersenbrock Medical and Wellness can use Active Release Techniques to stimulate muscle recovery and increase mobility and comfort. Through massage, blood flow to these weakened areas increases oxygenation thereby helping the affected area to begin repairing itself. Additionally, these techniques will help to alleviate numbness, weakness, and general inflammation.

Active Release Techniques address the underlying issue and the uncomfortable symptoms, making it a long-term solution.

Active Release Techniques at Kersenbrock Chiropractic and Wellness

Dr. Kersenbrock is an Active Release Techniques practitioner, which requires a specialized understanding of anatomy, many hours of training, and a certificate. Using his expertise and passion, he and the team at Kersenbrock Medical and Wellness are excited to offer patients A.R.T. as a method of recovery and rehabilitation.

To learn more about Active Release Techniques A.R.T., or book an appointment, contact us.