Active Release Techniques (ART) for modern endurance aathletes
Active Release Technique (ART) is a modern sports massage that is coupled with the movement of a specific muscle. The ART program is designed to address the injury needs of performance athletes. The treatment reduces injury and allows the athlete to maintain their high performance in training and in competitions.
Active Release Technique is designed by athletes, for athletes. It is a state-of-the-art patented muscle treatment for finding and breaking down scar tissue and trigger points which cause pain, stiffness, numbness, tingling, and loss of range of motion.
Sports that benefit from ART
- Water polo
- Rock climbers
- Baseball players
- Track athletes
Conditions that benefit from ART
- Compartment syndrome
- Shoulder impingement
- Shin splints
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Piriformis syndrome
- Nerve pain
- Car accidents
What is the ART difference?
ART sports massage is not an end-all-be-all treatment. It is a tool to be used with a corrective strength and conditioning program as well as a chiropractic program. When combined with other tools, it increases recovery time. ART has become a highly sought-after sports injury recovery technique in both professional and amateur sports.
ART is highly requested because it can treat specific injuries when used correctly. It is a method that is highly successful when used to treat muscles, tendons, and nerves. ART is not physical therapy or chiropractic care. While these therapies are useful for treating injury, they do not address the impact of scar tissue.
Active Release Technique treatment sessions are combined with functional testing. Every session involves a test of pain, function, and mobility before and after ART. The ART provider uses their hands to find variations in muscle tone, movement, and texture. Abnormal fibers are treated by combining precisely driven muscle tension with very specific movements that revolve around the muscles. The ART method has over 500 different treatment protocols for athletes to choose from.
Active Release Technique treatments are unique to each individual and session. Over the course of treatment, the individual treatments evolve as the injury heals and the scar tissue is broken down.
Why do athletes choose ART?
Professional athletes must train every day, or even twice a day. Training can include lifting 50% to 95% of their body weight (or more). This amount of training takes a toll on the body. During training, scar tissue builds up from muscle repair. This changes how the muscle functions and can lead to changes in performance, possibly leading to negative outcomes such as injury.
Top athletes choose Active Release Technique to stay injury free and to keep their muscles functioning properly. This allows athletes to stay on top of their technique and focus on improving performance. With Active Release Technique, athletes no longer have to worry about recovery time.