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Chiropractic Care NC - Treating Pain and Mobility Issues with ART

Sometimes, our passions can come at a price. Professional athletes and sports enthusiasts can attest to that. Our drive to succeed in what we do is sometimes to blame for the overuse of our muscles. This leads to soft tissue disorders, pain, and limited mobility.

Active Release Technique (ART), a proven effective treatment for these conditions, was once an intervention exclusively provided to elite athletes. But through Chiropractic Care NC, this special and non-invasive treatment can be availed by sufferers of pain and mobility issues. Learn who are best candidates for ART and how it relieves people from their pain below:

Chiropractic Care Greensboro NC

Massage Chiropractic Greensboro

Chiropractic Care NC offers a selection of natural, non-invasive treatment methods that aim to assist patients in achieving their optimal health and wellness. These methods include various massage therapy techniques, including Reflexology, CranioSacral Therapy, Hot Stone Massage, Cupping, Lymphatic Drainage Work, and lastly, Myofascial Release (MFR) through Active Release Technique (ART).

Since the focus of this topic is ART, here is a brief description of other massage therapies we offer:

  • Reflexology: the application of pressure to parts of the hands and feet to bring relaxation and healing.

  • CranioSacral Therapy: a gentle massaging technique to improve the circulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF).

  • Hot Stone Massage: a method for relieving soreness and tensions in the body using smooth, heated stones.

  • Cupping: involves the placement of cups on the skin to create a suction that facilitates blood flow.

  • Lymphatic Drainage Work: a gentle massage that stimulates lymph nodes.

Myofascial Release (MFR)?

Myofascial tissues are membranes that wrap, connect, and support your muscles. When myofascial tissues are soft, smooth, slippery, and flexible, they are considered healthy. But due to limited physical activity, repetitive use of a muscle, trauma from surgery or injury, or emotional stress, the myofascial tissues change in form. They become tight, rigid, and sometimes, they form “knots” and scar tissues. These knots and scar tissues are what causes pain and limited movement.

Myofascial Release breaks up the knots formed in the myofascial tissue. Active Release Technique does this too. However, ART is a packaged form of MFR.

Active Release Technique Greensboro

Active Release Technique uses a combination of manipulation and movement to effectively treat soft tissue damages and problems that involve muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves.

During an ART session, the chiropractor directs tension on a body part while the patient follows instructions for movement. Intense pain is an infrequent response to this treatment. However, after a treatment session, the patient may feel some soreness around the tissue. This is normal since ART is designed to serve three purposes: to restore motion of all soft tissues, to release entrapped nerves; and, to re-establish the optimal texture, function, and resilience of soft tissues.

The regular ART sessions that follow after the initial consultation usually take about 15 minutes. The first session takes longer due to the assessments that help determine whether this treatment method is for the patient. Assessments include an overview of the patient’s health history, symptoms, and lifestyle. These are followed by additional tests to diagnose the cause of your immobility and pain.

The assessments during the initial consultation are critical. ART is not an intervention that can be done on everyone. Good candidates for ART are patients diagnosed with the following conditions: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Plantar Fasciitis, Sciatic Nerve Pain, Arthritis, Shin Splints, Nerve Entrapment Syndrome, and many more.

Contact Chiropractic Care NC.

If you are diagnosed with the aforementioned conditions, contact Chiropractic Care NC to book an appointment with a professional chiropractor. If you are experiencing pain and limited mobility, call our number to schedule assessments for ART viability.