Unlock Your Body's Potential with Active Release Technique (ART) Therapy

Discover the transformative power of Active Release Technique (ART) therapy at Eastside Wellness. Our certified therapists specialize in ART, a proven method to alleviate pain, improve flexibility, and enhance athletic performance. Whether you're recovering from an injury, seeking relief from chronic pain, or aiming to optimize your physical performance, our skilled doctors and therapists are here to help. Experience the difference ART can make in your life – book your session today!

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How do overuse conditions occur?

Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc.)
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, the tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause a reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped, you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

Undergoing Active Release Technique (ART)

Every ART session is a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with precise patient movements.

These treatment protocols - over 500 specific moves - are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.

What is the ART treatment like?

ART treatment is a personalized and dynamic experience tailored to each patient's needs. As a patient, you can expect a hands-on approach from our skilled therapists who will work closely with you to address specific areas of tension, restriction, or discomfort. 

During the session, you may feel a combination of pressure, stretching, and movement as the therapist applies precise techniques to release adhesions and restore optimal function to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. While some sensations may be intense, the overall goal is to alleviate pain, enhance flexibility, and promote healing.Throughout the treatment, our therapists will communicate with you to ensure your comfort and to optimize the effectiveness of each technique applied.

As you progress through your sessions, you'll likely experience improved mobility, reduced pain, and a greater sense of overall well-being, empowering you to live life to the fullest.


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