Top 4 Health Benefits of Active Release Techniques (ART®)

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Stiff back? Carpal tunnel? Neck Pain? If you’ve run into these sorts of problems, you may be feeling overwhelmed and possibly worried. These conditions can have a negative impact on how you live out your day to day life, but it doesn’t have to be that way. 

Active Release Techniques or ART® are a group of techniques and treatments created by Chiropractic Sports Physician P. Michael Leahy. The goal of ART® is to relieve pain and improve the body’s movements by targeting tissues that are under stress. Chiropractors certified in ART know how to identify these tissues and are also trained in specific helpful movements to release affected tissue.

What health benefits can be gained from ART®? Here are some of the greatest benefits:

Reduce Lower Back Pain 

Chronic lower back pain is most commonly due to muscle strain. ART® has a very high success rate in treating muscle strain, therefore providing relief for the back pain patient.

Headache Relief

Typically, when you think of a Chiropractor you think about your back. However, soft tissue strain and tension in the muscles of the neck can be the source of headaches. ART® can reduce the intensity of headaches, or completely resolve it by positively affecting the soft tissues of the neck. 

Relief from Common Injuries

Common sports injuries like tennis elbow, muscle strain and tendonitis can be relieved through ART®. This technique can help speed the process of healing and regaining proper function of the tissues so less time is spent recovering and more time is spent playing!

Prevents Injuries

Athletes can prevent injuries through regular ART® treatment sessions by ensuring the proper function of the body. Proper body function ensures the proper execution of movements which allows the body to be at less of a risk of injury recurrence in the future.

ART® treatments are non-invasive and go a long way towards improving your quality of life and reducing pain. 

Want to find out what ART could do for you? Come visit us at Cadence Chiropractic to find out! Call us at 403.521.2278. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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