Active Release is a relatively new chiropractic technique that is often used in sports rehab and physical therapy. The technique is a very specific form of massage and movement to treat soft tissues that may have been damaged in an injury or due to a spinal problem like low back pain or herniated disc. ART has several benefits.
1) Eliminates old scar tissue that may be restricting joints.
If you have had surgery for lower back pain, sciatica or even herniated discs, scar tissue can reduce your ability to move, sit and stand normally. The active release technique breaks up and eliminates scar tissue and adhesions in your muscles.
2) Increases flexibility and range of motion.
As the scar tissue builds, your spine becomes less flexible. Your range of motion is impaired because you are not moving your body in your usual ways. With the scar tissue gone and your soft tissues healthier, you can move around easily, smoothly and effortlessly.
3) Quick recovery from injuries.
Athletes often choose Active Release because it has the potential of getting them back in the game sooner than other treatments. But, you don’t have to be a sports player to want to get back to your active life.
4) Pain reduction without surgery or medications.
ART reduces pain in the short term and over the long term as well. Even better, when the pain is gone, you are not left with a body you can’t move properly or a mind that is clouded by medications.
5) Successful treatment of spinal, skeletal and soft tissue conditions.
Active Release is one of the best solutions, not only for reducing pain, but also for the integrity of the bones, muscles and tendons involved.