Oakville Physiotherapy Active Release Therapy
Are you experiencing any sorts of pain, tightness or tension that is impeding your day-to-day life? Here at Our Oakville Physio team sees a wide range of patients with muscle tightness that restricts their range of motion and quality of life. These patients experience relief of their pain, tension, and tightness using a treatment protocol called Active Release Therapy.
What is Active Release Therapy?
Active Release Therapy or ART is a unique method of treating patients with a variety of nagging issues. ART is a manual therapy technique where the practitioner uses their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and overall movement of all the components surrounding the muscles. Its is administered by any certified health practitioner including our Oakville Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists, Athletic Trainers, etc. The practitioner applies deep pressure to the affected areas with the intention to move the muscle to a stretched position. In many instances, ART is appropriate in dealing with patients who seek help managing problems such as adhesion and a buildup of tension in over-used muscles throughout our body.
How can Active Release Therapy Help?
There are many reasons why patients seek out treatment in the form of ART. As the muscles become shorter and weaker, the motion of muscles and joints are altered which compresses or traps the nerves and blood vessels. Compression of nerves and blood vessels leads to a decrease in blood supply which ultimately causes tissue to suffer and individuals to experience pain and poor mobility. ART is used to treat all the components associated with the pain or soreness patients experience such as muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. With primary the focus of these sore components, the use of ART in your treatment plan will aid in restoring movement, improve mobility, and alleviate pain.
What should I expect after my treatment?
Primarily, the practitioner will discuss whether they think it is best to return for a few more visits. The amount of visits vary depending on the severity and duration of the injury. Following your treatment, you may feel a bit of soreness or tightness for a few days after, but it will dissipate with time. We also recommend icing to help with the recovery process. With some patients they feel relief right after the first treatment!
Feeling soreness and think Active Release Therapy will help you feel in your tip top shape? Call today to book an appointment!