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, and ligaments which often stem from repetitive stress or trauma. Preliminary studies prove this modality to be more effective than many conventional treatments for many soft-tissue conditions. These include conditions like Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, Plantar Fasciitis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, to name a few. Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine has multiple providers who offer ART and have used it to produce positive results for many patients. Consequently, our practice has become a popular option for those seeking the Active Release Technique in Austin.
Active Release therapy consists of a combination of examination and treatment. During an initial exam, the provider first determines the location and type of tissue that is generating the pain. During treatment, the physician maintains firm pressure on the targeted area while guiding movements by the patient, which breaks up damaged tissues. Once the contraction knots release, the patient will begin to experience reduced pain and enhanced blood flow to the area. What differentiates this technique from similar therapies is the active movement of the body part by the patient, which can help ensure the exact sites of pain are properly addressed.
Active Release can produce significant improvement in the first session, although the best results occur after 4-5 sessions. While most health insurance carriers cover ART, we also offer it at the self-pay rate.
Q: What is the Active Release Technique?
A: ART is a method for treating soft-tissue pain in which the provider applies pressure at strategic locations while movements by the patient break up damaged tissues.
Q: Which 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, while we also offer it at the self-pay rate.
Q: How long before I see results from the Active Release Technique?
A: Some patients experience results right away, although the best effects come after about 4-5 sessions.
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