Active Release Techniques


Sports Injuries



Active Release Techniques

Active Release Technique is a soft-tissue management system based on the principle that muscles, nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue develop adhesions within and between them after cumulative injuries. These adhesions cause the motion of muscles or joints to be altered, resulting in a wide variety of symptoms including pain, weakness, reduced range of motion, numbness and tingling.

ART® is used to treat a variety of conditions including plantar fasciitis, headaches, sciatica, rotator cuff syndrome, and TMJ. ART® is also used to treat post-surgical scar tissue and peripheral nerve entrapments like carpal tunnel syndrome.

Many times patients can be successfully treated without surgical intervention.

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Chiropractic is a health care and pain relief technique based on proper spinal motion and nervous system function. Through normal wear and tear on the body or because of injury, spinal joints can become restricted and inflamed. This causes interference with, and irritation of, nerve roots exiting the spine, which causes pain. By providing specific manipulation to these spinal joints, chiropractors decrease these restrictions and inflammations, restoring nerve function and spinal motion.

Sports Injuries

Injuries that can be treated with the Active Release Technique

Neck & Upper Back

  • Neck and Shoulder Blade Pain
  • Headaches
  • Temporomandibular Disorder (TMJ)
  • Disc Herniation
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Scheuermann’s disease
  • Scoliosis


  • Rotator cuff injuries / rotator cuff strain
  • Impingement syndrome
  • Subacromial bursitis
  • AC joint injury
  • Frozen Shoulder / Adhesive capsulitis


  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow

Wrist & Forearm

  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • de Quervain’s Tenosynivitis


  • Abdominal strain

Ribs & Chest

  • Pain with taking a breath
  • Sternoclavicular joint injury
  • Costochondritis / Tietze’s Syndrome

Lower Back

  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Sponylolysthesis
  • Spinal Stenosis


  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis / Bechterew’s Disease


    • Inflammation of the hip joint (synovitis)

    Thigh: Back

    • Hamstring strain

    Thigh: Front

    • Quadriceps muscles (pulled muscle / thigh strain)
    • Groin strain

    Acute knee injuries

    • Anterior cruciate ligament sprain
    • Posterior cruciate ligament sprain
    • Lateral Meniscus Injury
    • Lateral Ligament Sprain
    • Medial Ligament Sprain
    • Medial Meniscus Injury

    Overuse knee injuries

    • Patella pain syndrome / CMP (Condramalacia patellae)
    • Runners Knee (Iliotibial band syndrome)
    • Jumpers knee (patella tendon inflammation)
    • Knee arthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of the knee

    Lower leg – back

    • Calf strain (pulled muscle)
    • Lower leg – front
    • Shin splints / Periostitis


    • Ankle sprains

    Achilles Tendon

    • Achilles strain
    • Achilles tendinitis

    Heel Injuries

    • Plantar fasciitis (heel spur)
    • Tarsal tunnel syndrome

    Forefoot Injuries

    • Turf toe