Because the Active Release Technique is fairly young, many people have either ignored it or never heard of it. As a muscle massage and chiropractic technique, it can offer huge benefits to those that need it. Before dismissing it, you should learn more about it. You may find that it can help you in numerous ways. What are Active Release Techniques (ART)? ART is a patented technique designed to help with soft tissue problems including pain, hindrance of motion and damage. Soft tissue damage involves your ligaments, tendons, and muscles. The main issue with soft tissue damage is that it can go unnoticed or people will accept it as a part of their day-to-day living. One of the most familiar forms of soft tissue damage is whiplash. In cases of whiplash, you may not notice the damage until much later. And when you do notice the pain, you may assume Continue reading →

Many specialists consider extracorporeal shock wave therapy, also referred to as ESWT, a breakthrough treatment for pain management and mobility restoration. With an excellent success rate, this form of therapy can be used to treat a series of conditions, including fractures, Achilles tendon, calcaneal spur (heel spur), calcific tendinitis (rotator cuff), lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow), bursitis, renal calculi (kidney stones), and even scars and non-healing ulcers. Defined as a non-invasive procedure that works by delivering pulses of energy in form of radial sound waves, ESWT initiates a rapid inflammatory response in the tissue. The normal physiological reaction to inflammation is vasodilatation, which increases blood flow within the affected area of the body, stimulating cell regeneration. Cell regeneration not only promotes healing, but also helps relieve pain and inflammation. The pulses of energy are delivered with the help of some special devices pressed on to the injured tissue. Specific low- and Continue reading →