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About Active Release

 

Dr. Abelson performing ART TreatmentART is a patented, soft tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved with ART.

With a success rate of over 90%, Active Release Technique has become one of most sought after soft tissue treatments in the world today.

ART is one of the most effective forms of treatment for repetitive-motion injuries, and has helped Olympic athletes achieve gold medals, allowed injured athletes to return quickly to their training protocols, and allowed workers to return successfully to theirj obs after suffering from RSI.

What is Active Release Technique (ART)?

ART is a patented, state-of-the-art, soft tissue management system that treats problems that occur with:

  • Muscles.
  • Tendons.
  • Ligaments.
  • Fascia.
  • Nerves.

What Conditions can be Treated with ART

Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, Plantar Fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. All these conditions have one important thing in common - they often result from injury to overused muscles.

What conditions can ART treat?

We use ART to treat a broad range of soft tissue injuries, including the following:

How do overuse injuries occur?

Understand the Injury Cycle

 

Overused muscles (and other traumatized soft tissues) can cause changes to your body in three important ways:

  • Cause acute injuries (pulls, tears, collisions, etc.).
  • Accumulate small tears 
    (micro-trauma).
  • Reduce oxygen flow to cells (hypoxia).

Each of these changes causes your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up:

  • Muscles become shorter and weaker.
  • Tension on tendons causes tendonitis.
  • Nerves can become trapped.

This can result in reduced ranges of motion, loss of strength, and pain. With trapped nerves, you may also feel tingling, numbness, shooting pains, burning sensations, weakness, muscle atrophy and circulatory changes.

Release your Pain - 2nd EditionWe Can Help

In addition to being expert and advanced providers of ART, Dr. Abelson and his staff are pleased to present the 2nd Edition of Release Your Pain, an international best seller, that shows you the real cause of your soft-tissue injuries, introduces ART, and provides special exercises to to help you heal and recover from your injuries.