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Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique

The Active Release Technique is a manual therapy technique based on soft-tissue movement. Injuries to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves that are related to repetitive stress or trauma, like Tennis Elbow and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, are commonly treated. At Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine, Dr. Jeff Fluitt commonly uses ART to efficiently treat injuries of this nature. Preliminary studies show that ART is more effective than many conventional treatments for several of these conditions.

Active Release Technique:

Initially, new patients will come in for an evaluation so our providers may determine whether ART treatment is appropriate for their respective conditions. Active Release treatments are a combination of examination and treatment. The exact site of the injury, type of tissue involved and nature of the injury will be identified and addressed. What differentiates this technique from similar therapies is the active movement of the afflicted area 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 full function.

The Active Release Technique can lead to significant improvement within 4-5 sessions. Your regimen is also likely to include Physical Therapy to complement the ART. ART is covered by insurance and is also available for $80 at the self-pay rate, as part of your full Chiropractic treatment.


For more information on the maladies commonly treated at our South Austin location, please visit the Conditions page. Call (512) 442-2727 to schedule an evaluation with the medical providers at our South Austin location.

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