A Quick Guide to Active Release Therapy
Chronic pain and tension are no fun to live with but don’t want to resort to invasive methods to deal with them. Fortunately, many chiropractic methods can be utilized to help, one of which is active release therapy with Core Chiropractic and Wellness in Pella, IA.
What Is Active Release?
The active release technique or ART is a natural way to address chronic pain, tension, and mobility issues. It starts by identifying painful or damaged areas. Dr. Ross uses a combination of manipulation and movement to target that area and relieve your suffering. Although not everyone has heard of it, this therapy has been used in family chiropractic offices for decades.
How Does Active Release Therapy Work?
ART can utilize several methods to help. Most methods include our chiropractor pressing on the target area while you stretch or lengthen it. Depending on the target area, this may occur while you are lying on the table, standing to do specific stretches, or even while doing a specific strengthening exercise. Our family chiropractic specialist will guide you through your ART treatment step by step.
The Benefits of Active Release
Active release therapy is very effective in relieving pain, thanks to a variety of benefits. One of these benefits is that it helps break up scar tissue that might be difficult to get through with other treatments. Through the combination of movement and pressure, our chiropractor can more thoroughly dig into your source of pain and improve your range of motion.
It is also effective in promoting circulation. Blood and other healing nutrients can have a difficult time reaching areas of the body when there is an obstruction, such as scar tissue. However, blood and those nutrients are essential to your body's healing and functions. By applying pressure and getting rid of those obstructions, your body can begin to heal itself.
ART has been used to treat a wide range of issues in the muscles, tendons, nerves, and ligaments. Some specific symptoms it can address include:
- Numbness in the extremities
- Stiffness in the knees, back, or neck
- Pain on the bottom of the foot (typically due to plantar fasciitis)
- Mobility issues
- Muscle weakness
- Pain when exercising or moving
Patients often begin to experience relief in the first session. However, you will typically need several sessions to fully address your condition.
Experience Active Release Therapy with Our Chiropractor in Pella, IA
If you would like to learn more or want to see firsthand what ART can do for you, contact Core Chiropractic and Wellness. Call our team today at (641) 204-0029 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ross.