Did you know that an average human body has more than 600 different types of muscles in their body each of which has a very important role to play? It is, in fact, the joint action of these skeletal muscles, bones, and joints that allow us to make the most basic movements such as walking, sitting, producing heat, and postural support. This is one of the main reasons to pay extra attention to what your body is saying to you.
What is the active release technique?
A wise man once said, “The thing about pain is that it demands being attended to right away.” Perhaps there’s no better way of explaining the logic behind how the active release technique came into being.
Dating back to the ’80s this particular technique was first introduced and patented by Dr. P. Michael Leahy to release entrapped nerves, restore unimpeded motion of soft tissues while at the same time helping to re-establish resilience and function within them. Typically, in an active release technique (ART), the practitioner takes on a proactive approach towards treating the affected soft tissues by examining its texture and movement.
This is followed by applying pressure on and moving the affected muscle, fascia, tendons, ligament, or even nerves to break up the scar tissues and promote the flow of blood to achieve a faster rate of healing of the injuries. This chiropractic muscle release technique remains to date as one of the most effective methods of accelerating healing process as well as improving the overall muscle function.
What body parts are treated?
Mississauga active muscle release therapy technique is mainly used to treat sore and painful muscles, tendons and ligaments anywhere in the body. Muscle release therapy can be used on large muscle groups such as quads, hamstrings, biceps, triceps as well as postural muscles in the neck, mid-back and lower back.
What conditions are treated by Muscle Release Therapy?
Many people looking to restore the natural range of motion, flexibility and function of the muscle group. Muscle release therapy in Mississauga focuses on restoring mobility and range on motion in affected muscle.
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Low back pain
- Tennis/golfers elbows
- Frozen shoulder
- Sciatic nerve pain
- Shin splints
How active release technique works?
Muscles, tendons and ligaments have a very unique way of responding to injuries or a trauma. When the tissues within our musculoskeletal system become aggravated, inflamed or swollen, adhesions can form and cause discomfort.
During an active release therapy session, the practitioner will begin with a thorough examination of the area. He or she would then isolate the affected area and apply force to it while lengthening the muscle to break up scar tissues, adhesions and increasing blood flow to the area.
Benefits of active release technique
Muscle release therapy provides many benefits to the people with symptoms of muscle, tendon or ligament pain.
- Reduced pain and increased range of motion
- Increased flexibility in the affected area
- Adequate management of conditions like shin splints and plantar fasciitis
- Adequate management of old and new sports injuries and even
- Freedom from any sorts of sprain, pain, and strains