Active Release Technique or ART is a non-invasive treatment performed by skilled physical therapists at Physical Therapists NYC to quickly locate and resolve soft tissue disorders. For many people who have come to believe they are at a point where they have to live with pain, ART is the solution and provides relief of pain, a freeing of restricted body parts, and the potential to have a full recovery.
ART physical therapy is a collection of techniques that focus on the soft tissue and relieving tension in these areas by removing fibrosis or adhesions which develop in the tissues when you overload them or repetitively do the same motions over and over.
Adhesions can present as weakness in the muscles, numbness, aching, tingling, burning sensations, and pain. When ART is employed in a physical therapy treatment plan, it has three main purposes.
Our skilled active release technique providers have a deep understanding of the negative changes that can happen within the soft tissues of the body. It’s not just the bones and joints that can be injured. By turning attention to often neglected soft tissues, we provide a more comprehensive treatment plan that has greater and more encompassing results. While it is best to seek physical therapy for these injuries when they occur or when you begin to notice them, delayed care can still be effective.
There’s a two-fold approach to ART that pairs active release technique massage with movement. This helps to identify, isolate, and target the affected areas. Then, it goes to work breaking up scar tissue which simultaneously promotes blood flow and the healing process. This technique works on:
Any place in the body that has developed dense scar tissue, or adhesions, that bind tissues can cause pain, limited movement, reduced flexibility, and feelings of stiffness. If nerves happen to become entrapped within the adhesions, there may be associated pain, numbness, or tingling.
ART can be very painful because it is targeting one area that already has scar tissue. The good news is that ART can work in as little as one session, so the pain will not be something you have to routinely experience. It may take more than one session for some people, but it tends not to be a prolonged or long-term treatment plan.
Dr. Parikh has skilled hands and is an expert in her field. She can gauge my progress and address any questions I have to my satisfaction. She is also extremely personable and a great physical therapist to have managing my injury.
One of the best ways to ensure your active release treatment is as successful as possible is to pair it with exercises to maximize movement and healing in that region. The following are four fundamental areas of exercise that will be address in your comprehensive ART care at Physical Therapists NYC.
If you’re looking to experience active release technique NYC based care, then your best option is to connect with Physical Therapists NYC. At Physical Therapists NYC, we’re here to give you a solution to your limitation and bring you long-term pain-free relief with the fastest treatment plan possible.
We specialize in treating busy professionals at Physical Therapists NYC, mainly because we are in the heart of the business district. Our downtown location makes it convenient for people who work in the city and on Wall Street to find the time to be seen for care and to have minimal down time in their day. To better accommodate your schedule, we have early morning and evening hours. It should be noted, those are very popular time slots, so we suggest scheduling today to ensure you get the time you want.
In our office, we feature some of the best state-of-the art diagnostic tools available and a well-appointed, full gym for your workouts and exercises. Having the latest and the best technology leads to a faster recovery with less setbacks along the way. We also put a lot of stock in our physical therapy staff, making sure that we have top-rated therapists who are leaders in their field. Your health care is our priority.
Connect with our office today to schedule a physical therapy appointment and begin living your life to the fullest again.
We'll start with an evaluation to address your concerns. You don't need to be in pain to benefit from physical therapy. Whether it's pain relief, post-surgical rehabilitation, recovering from an injury, or preventing further issues, I'll address your concerns and figure out the best plan of action for you! Once we come up with a plan based on your needs and concerns, we'll start to work on mobility and strengthening. You'll be guided through these movements in every session. You will also be provided with hands-on treatment, including stretching and massage, as well as other therapeutic techniques which will further enhance your recovery and allow you to achieve your wellness goals.
There should always be an active component to your rehab program which includes various types of therapeutic physical therapy exercises, not just passive modalities. Exercise increases muscle flexibility, mobility, and strength, as well as promoting healing by increasing blood flow to the injured site. Healthy muscles provide protection to bones and joints, keeping you safer and stronger in the future. Some soreness and tightness with exercise is expected, it’s a normal part of exercise to feel sore after working your muscles the right way.
Each body heals differently. There is no one exact timeline for recovery of any condition. The duration of the program will depend on an individual’s healing rate as well as the condition being treated. There are many concerns that need to be addressed, including pain, range of motion, strength, and overall function. Each of these are matters that take time and patience to build upon. There are many factors that impact how long it will take each individual patient to recover. Routinely attending therapy sessions, following protocols and precautions, being aware of lifestyle-related comorbidities, maintaining a healthy diet, and performing home exercises all help on the path to recovery.
We always emphasize the importance of ongoing regular exercise, maintaining a strong yet flexible body, and general good health habits. A home exercise program helps a patient maintain the progress and gains made during treatment in order to remain pain-free and functional.