Active Release Technique (A.R.T)2018-09-26T15:36:59+00:00

Active Release Technique (A.R.T)

Active Release Technique is a hands-on soft tissue diagnostic and management system that corrects muscular and soft tissue problems caused by the formation of adhesive tissues that are laid down due to overuse or cumulative trauma. Cumulative trauma and over-use of soft-tissue causes repetitive strain injuries, often referred to as ‘RSI’.

How ART helps Repetitive Strain Injuries

With an increasing number of people working longer work hours and engaging in higher intensity fitness sports, the occurrence of RSI is skyrocketing. Soft tissue (muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves) that is forced to perform the same job over and over becomes irritated and then inflamed. The body responds to inflammation by creating scar tissue (adhesive tissue) in an attempt to stabilise the area. Once this happens, an ongoing cycle begins that worsens the condition. The longer this condition persists, the harder it is to break this cycle.

How Does Active Release Technique (ART) Help With RSIs?

ART has a proven success rate of over 90% at treating these kinds of RSIs. Our role as providers is to help restore optimal tissue texture and motion, restore the function of the soft tissue, and release any entrapped nerves or blood vessels. Active Release Technique accomplishes this by applying specific protocols that remove adhesions (or fibrosis) in the affected soft tissues – a treatment approach that helps eliminate associating muscular pain and dysfunction.

The history of Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique was developed by Dr Michael Leahy, who enjoyed the diversity of a career as an Aeronautical Engineer before becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic. By combining his engineering background with his knowledge of human anatomy and palpation expertise, Dr. Leahy formulated a unique and effective approach for dealing with soft-tissue injuries, now known as Active Release Technique or ART.

Watch the video to view
Dr Leahy talks about nerve entrapment syndromes and what the most common 92 are throughout the body – all of which can be treated using Active Release Technique.

Art Can Help Treat:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle injuries
  • Back pain/Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Compartment syndrome (Chronic)
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Foot pain/injury
  • Frozen shoulder or adhesive
  • capsulitis
  • Golfers/Tennis elbow (Tendonitis)
  • Golf injuries
  • Hand injuries
  • Headaches
  • Hip pain
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Knee pain
  • Leg injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Running injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Throwing injuries
  • TMJ
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist injuries

How is Jurmaine Health Different From The Neuromusculoskeletal Clinicians?

We see the whole person and aim to address multiple contributing factors that are at the core of the problem rather than only focussing on symptoms. Other Clinicians treatment times are typically shorter in 15 min blocks while often juggling multiple patients. Not at Jurmaine Health, we are focussed on you and provide a dedicated, personalised service aimed at results. See our team

How Do We Work Together?

If you have an issue and have started your sessions with another provider but haven’t had a resolution yet, you may be referred to Jurmaine Health.  This may include:

  • Seeing one of our Health Professionals for some sessions before going back to your current Health Provider
  • Further external investigation (MRI,CT, XRAY, ABI, PRP, CORTISONE, Surgery, etc)
  • Suggestion for movement training or re-patterning for a better recovery

Active Release Technique (A.R.T)

Active Release Technique is a hands-on soft tissue diagnostic and management system that corrects muscular and soft tissue problems caused by the formation of adhesive tissues that are laid down due to overuse or cumulative trauma. Cumulative trauma and over-use of soft-tissue causes repetitive strain injuries, often referred to as ‘RSI’.

How ART helps Repetitive Strain Injuries

With an increasing number of people working longer work hours and engaging in higher intensity fitness sports, the occurrence of RSI is skyrocketing. Soft tissue (muscles, tendons, fascia, nerves) that is forced to perform the same job over and over becomes irritated and then inflamed. The body responds to inflammation by creating scar tissue (adhesive tissue) in an attempt to stabilise the area. Once this happens, an ongoing cycle begins that worsens the condition. The longer this condition persists, the harder it is to break this cycle.

How Does Active Release Technique (ART) Help With RSIs?

ART has a proven success rate of over 90% at treating these kinds of RSIs. Our role as providers is to help restore optimal tissue texture and motion, restore the function of the soft tissue, and release any entrapped nerves or blood vessels. Active Release Technique accomplishes this by applying specific protocols that remove adhesions (or fibrosis) in the affected soft tissues – a treatment approach that helps eliminate associating muscular pain and dysfunction.

The history of Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique was developed by Dr Michael Leahy, who enjoyed the diversity of a career as an Aeronautical Engineer before becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic. By combining his engineering background with his knowledge of human anatomy and palpation expertise, Dr. Leahy formulated a unique and effective approach for dealing with soft-tissue injuries, now known as Active Release Technique or ART.

Watch the video to view
Dr Leahy talks about nerve entrapment syndromes and what the most common 92 are throughout the body – all of which can be treated using Active Release Technique.

Art Can Help Treat:

  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Ankle injuries
  • Back pain/Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Compartment syndrome (Chronic)
  • De Quervain’s tenosynovitis
  • Dupuytren’s contracture
  • Foot pain/injury
  • Frozen shoulder or adhesive
  • capsulitis
  • Golfers/Tennis elbow (Tendonitis)
  • Golf injuries
  • Hand injuries
  • Headaches
  • Hip pain
  • Iliotibial band syndrome
  • Knee pain
  • Leg injuries
  • Neck pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Rotator cuff syndrome
  • Running injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sports injuries
  • Tendinitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Throwing injuries
  • TMJ
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist injuries

How is Jurmaine Health Different From The Neuromusculoskeletal Clinicians?

We see the whole person and aim to address multiple contributing factors that are at the core of the problem rather than only focussing on symptoms. Other Clinicians treatment times are typically shorter in 15 min blocks while often juggling multiple patients. Not at Jurmaine Health, we are focussed on you and provide a dedicated, personalised service aimed at results. See our team

How Do We Work Together?

If you have an issue and have started your sessions with another provider but haven’t had a resolution yet, you may be referred to Jurmaine Health.  This may include:

  • Seeing one of our Health Professionals for some sessions before going back to your current Health Provider
  • Further external investigation (MRI,CT, XRAY, ABI, PRP, CORTISONE, Surgery, etc)
  • Suggestion for movement training or re-patterning for a better recovery

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