Active Release Technique in Austin | Soft-Tissue Injuries | Austin Preferred

Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique in Austin

Active Release Technique

The Active Release Technique (ART) is a Manual Therapy technique based on soft-tissue mobilization. It is used to treat injuries to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves which often stem from repetitive stress or trauma. These include conditions like Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, among others.

Preliminary studies prove this modality to be more effective than many conventional treatments for soft-tissue conditions. Dr. Jeff Fluitt is full-body certified in ART and commonly incorporates it into physical medicine care plans. His track record of positive results makes Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine a top choice for the Active Release Technique in Austin.  

Active Release Technique in Austin

Active Release therapy consists of a combination of examination and treatment. The provider first determines the exact site and type of affected tissue. What differentiates this technique from similar therapies is the active movement of the body part by the patient, while the practitioner maintains firm pressure to break up or release the damaged tissue. The soft-tissues will then begin to move again with enhanced function and reduced pain.

Active Release can produce significant improvement in the first session, though the best results occur after 4-5 sessions. While ART is covered by most health insurance, it is also available for at the self-pay rate at Austin Preferred. 

Call (512) 442-2727 with questions or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic. You can also visit our Services and Conditions pages for more information on treatment at Austin Preferred.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Which medical conditions does ART treat?

A: ART is useful in treating common conditions including Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, Tennis Elbow and lower back pain, among others.

Q: Does health insurance cover the Active Release Technique in Austin?

A: Most health insurance plans cover Active Release as an effective Manual Therapy modality, though we also offer it at the self-pay rate.

Q: How long before I see results from Active Release Technique?

A: Some patients experience results right away, though the best effects come after about 4-5 sessions.

Q: Why should I choose Austin Preferred for the Active Release Technique in Austin?

A: Austin Preferred’s integrated approach centers around creating customized plans of care for each patient. The array of treatment options at our practice allows the healthcare providers to choose the most effective, efficient options for your specific condition. 

Learn why we are considered a top provider for Integrative Medicine in Austin!

Call (512) 442-2727 with questions about the services we offer, or to schedule an appointment at our South Austin clinic.
Contact Us

Call Now!