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Active Release Technique (ART®)

Active Release Technique (ART®) is a specific, innovative system of diagnosis and manual treatment for soft tissue disorders. Active Release Technique ART® is a patented system that treats health problems stemming from muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves imbalances / disorders from a result of direct traumatic injuries, repetitive strain injuries, postural strain, sports specific injuries, and day-to-day stresses from the work place. When soft tissues become irritated or injured they develop tension and this leads to scar tissue formation. Scar tissue is the body’s own way to fix a problem fast. Immediately after a soft tissue injury or strain, the body begins to lay down collagen to the affected site in no particular pattern, providing for some function to be restored. This function is not optimal and may lead to elevated pain and discomfort, reduced range of motion, and increased dysfunction within the tissues, all of which combine to result in an eventual failure of the particular body area. Active Release Technique works by reducing the scar tissue formation and improving the tissue tone, texture, and function, restoring the balance between the “good” and “bad” tissue in the body and improving blood circulation to the area.  Results of treatment varies on an individual basis. Common Complaints treated by Active Release Technique ART® in Woodbridge, Vaughan are:

  • Overuse injuries
  • Tennis elbow/golfers elbow
  • Headaches / Migraines
  • Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Knee Sprains
  • Hip Clicking
  • Tendinitis
  • Whiplash Associated Disorder
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Jaw Pain (Temporalmandibular Joint Pain)

 

What is ART® Like?

Every Active Release Technique ART®  session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. At Full Function Rehab & Wellness in Woodbridge, Vaughan , Dr. Giuseppe Caruana uses his hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of the muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves found in the affected areas. Any tissue abnormalities are then treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

These treatment protocols – over 500 specific movements – are unique to Active Release Technique ART®. They allow practitioners to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient.

For more information on Active Release Technique ART, feel free to visit the Active Release Technique, ART® website.

Book your initial assessment with Dr. Caruana for Active Release Technique Woodbridge, Vaughan to see what ART® can do for you!

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