Active release therapy (ART) breaks scar tissue up by identifying, isolaings, and targeting the injured area. This allows for a better blood flow to the affected area and faster healing of the injury. ART can treat areas of the body such as muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. Dr. P. Michael Leahy, a chiropractor, was the first to introduce this method. It started with treating professional athletes, but soon after was discovered to be great for treating all types of people and injuries. Back and Body Medical are highly qualified in Active Release Therapy in Springfield. Other providers that specialize in this are chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and physicians.
Here are some issues that ART is able to treat: Fascia, major muscle groups, and tendons and ligaments, low back pain, chronic neck pain, tension headaches, shoulder strains, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, and sciatic nerve pain. Adhesions are dense collections of scar tissue that occur when muscles and connective tissues are injured. Art breaks up these adhesions, which bonds the tissue back together.
Adhesions are also able to entrap nerves. Manipulation of the soft tissue breaks up the adhesions so your muscles, joints, and nerves can work freely like they did before the injury. During an ART session at active release therapy Springfield, they will feel for the injured area to determine the location of the scar tissue. ART will then isolate and target the area. This will break up the scar tissue and restore blood flow.
Some common signs you may have scar tissue are: neck, elbow, hand, knee, or back stiffness, pain during exercising, sharp heel pain, numbness, tingling/ pain in the fingers, lessened flexibility, and or lessened strength.
Some benefits that ART can have are: more flexibility, more range of motion, less low back pain, improved chronic neck pain, relief of tension headaches, management of carpal tunnel, management of shin splints, management of plantar fasciitis, management of tennis elbow, and improvement of sciatic symptoms. Active release therapy Springfield has some alternatives to ART: deep tissue massage, rolfing, graston technique, neurokinetic therapy, and dry needling.
If you have a low pain tolerance, ART could be difficult for you since it involves precise work. It can possibly work in one session for some people, but other times it can take more than one session. Active Release Therapy Springfield helps relieve pain and stiffness and restores your range of motion so you can return to your favorite activities.
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