Active Release Techniques (A.R.T)

Active release technique (A.R.T)  is a soft tissue system and movement-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligament and fascia. 

Scar tissue can be cause from an acute injury, poor posture or overuse.  As a result of the scar tissue, it can reduce movement, loss of strength, interfere with proper nerve function and increase pain.    When nerve tissue is trapped, there tends to be tingling, numbness and weakness as well.

On evaluation, Dr. Chery is able to identify: the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons and ligaments.  Dr. Chery  could dected any scar tissue present on palpation.  As a result, Dr. Chery will be able to diagnosis the problem since soft tissue will not able to move in a proper manner.

Golfers and athletes of all types often suffer from injuries that respond to our approach.

What is the Goal of (A.R.T)

The main goal of A.R.T. help restore motion, release scar tissue or adhesion in the muscle.  It also helps release any entrapped nerves or blood vessels and decrease pain.

The doctor applies precise amounts of pressure while patients move or bend in specific ways that aid in the correction of your condition. Such manual maneuvers are normally applied at the site of your injury.  For example, significant results have been reported with the neuromuscular system with:

  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Fascia

Active Release Technique also help with

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • TMJ Dysfunction
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee problems
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfer elbow

The conditions listed above have important common thread; the continues of overuse muscles.   Dr. Chery uses A.R.T. treatment to helps muscle-related conditions thus bringing about a long-lasting solution to  scar tissue.

 If you suffer with these condition then  active release techques could help your pain relief.