WHO CAN ART HELP?
ART can often help people who suffer from pain, stiffness, numbness, weakness or loss of motion because soft tissue changes are often the root cause of these types of symptoms.
Arthritis symptoms may respond well to ART treatment. In particular, Osteoarthritis (degenerative arthritis) can involve wear-and-tear on the inside of a joint, but much of the pain that you experience may come from the outer soft tissue structures. When this is the case ART treatment can be part of an effective program of pain relief and functional restoration. (All too often, a patient will mention pain in their knee, neck, shoulder, etc., but will have resigned themselves to living with the pain because it’s ‘arthritis’. In the majority of these cases, the person is pleasantly surprised to have their ‘arthritis’ relieved or ‘cured’ with a program including ART treatment. This is not to say that we have eliminated the degenerative arthritis changes in the bony joint, but simply the fact that we have eliminated the real source of their pain – in the soft tissue structures.)
Whiplash and other car accident injuries respond very well to ART.
Workplace injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, elbow tendonitis, shoulder injuries, neck, and back pain generally respond very well to Active Release treatments.
Runners injuries such as hip pain, IT band syndrome, knee pain, patello-femoral syndrome, shin splints, achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis all respond very well to Active Release treatments.
Several types of headaches respond very well to ART. Headaches that radiate pain from the back of the head to either the temples or the front of the head may respond well to ART treatment. With Active Release treatment, our goal is always to completely eliminate the headaches – not just give temporary relief.
Golfers are one of the groups that are really attracted to ART treatment. ART can relieve painful conditions like golfer's elbow (tendonitis), shoulder tendonitis or low back pain. It is also an effective way to improve a loss of torso mobility.
Many sports injuries respond very well to ART treatment. ART has actually come be regarded as a bit of a 'miracle treatment' for Olympic and professional athletes. Prominent athletes in every sport attribute part of their athletic success to ART treatment. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a pro to get treated like one.