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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. It is used to treat injuries to the muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves which 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 show that ART is more effective than many conventional treatments for several of these conditions. At Austin Preferred Integrative Medicine, Dr. Jeff Fluitt commonly uses ART to efficiently treat injuries of this nature. 

Active Release Technique:

Active Release therapy consists of a combination of examination and treatment. Our providers will determine and address the exact site of the injury and type of tissue affected. 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 enhanced function and reduced pain. Dr. Fluitt’s record of success makes him a preferred provider for the Active Release Technique in Austin, Texas.

Active Release can lead to significant improvement within 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 office, located in South Austin. 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?

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 start experiencing results from Active Release treatment?

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

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