A.R.T.

ART is most commonly used to treat conditions related to adhesions or scar tissue in overused or injured muscles. As adhesions build up, muscles become shorter and weaker. As the motion of muscles and joints are altered, nerves can be compressed and entrapped in the tissues surrounding them. As a result, over time, tissues suffer from decreased blood supply, pain, and poor mobility.

 ART is most commonly used to treat conditions related to adhesions or scar tissue in overused or injured muscles.

Specific conditions that can be treated with active release techniques for the upper extremity include headaches, neck pain, golfers/tennis elbow, frozen shoulder, and a biggie – carpal tunnel syndrome. Not to mention other symptomatic peripheral nerve entrapments and inflammatory disorders of the joints, including tendonitis, tenosynovitis, and palmar fasciitis.

In an ART treatment, the provider will both evaluate and work with the patient to break up adhesions and free the structures that are causing the problem. This is done by having the provider use precisely directed tension and specific patient movement. The goal is for the affected soft tissue to regain its correct movement and resiliency within the body, and for the patient to regain and relearn pain-free range of motion. Results are often quicker and less painful than other traditional myofascial release techniques.

Fort the athletes out there, the ART network is also partnered with the IronMan competitions for 24 years. Of course, you don’t have to be that extreme for ART to work for you.

Dorothea, one of our massage therapists, is now certified for ART of the upper quadrant and is accepting new patients. Dorothea has extensive massage therapy (MT) training and has been working as a MT since 1998 and at NHSPT since 2007.

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