Active Release Techniques is a manual soft tissue technique using the examiners hands to apply the technique. The main concept is to re-establish motion between fascial planes thus reducing fibrous adhesions and re-establishing neural and myofascial glide between tissues. The technique utilizes patient active motion when ever possible. A tension contact is used as opposed to compressive contacts used in other soft tissue techniques. The technique is applied to acute, chronic, overuse; repetitive strain injuries and NMS post operative cases of all types.
There are 3 stages in the healing process: 1. Inflammatory 2. Proliferative 3. Remodeling. After the inflammatory phase of healing, Active Release will increase collagen synthesis and improve fiber alignment, resulting in higher tensile strength. Collagen that remains unstressed during the proliferative and remodeling phases remains haphazard in organization and is weaker than stressed or “treated” collagen.
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. We use our hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART. They allow us to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.
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Integrated Physical Health
4564 S Harvard Ave. Suite B.
Tulsa, OK 74135
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