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Active Release Techniques® in Waterloo

Dr. Colin adjusting patients backIf you have a health problem, the chances are good that it involves the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves of your body. Each of these elements can be addressed through Active Release Therapy®, which is available at KW Health Connection. This patented, state-of-the-art method can be used to resolve conditions such as

  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Knee problems
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tennis elbow

What do all of these conditions have in common? Overused muscles. If your ailment has resulted from an overuse of a muscle, ART may be the perfect solution.

What Happens When Overuse Occurs

If you overuse a soft tissue in the body, it can result in a pull or tear. There can also be small tears that accumulate, adding up to more serious problems in the future. Your soft tissues may also not get enough oxygen, a condition referred to as hypoxia.

Any of these can result in the production of dense scar tissue in the injured area. Scar tissue will tie down the tissues that should move freely, shortening muscles, causing them to be weaker, putting tension on tendons resulting in tendonitis and entrapping the nerves. You can experience a reduced range of motion, pain and a loss of strength. If a nerve is involved, you may also feel numbness and tingling.

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of athletes can benefit from ART?

We commonly see runners, cyclists and people active in all types of activities. With ART, you can get permanent relief quicker than you may have thought.

What does treatment with ART involve?

You’ll have an examination and treatment at each visit with ART. The muscles, fascia, ligaments, tendons and nerves will be evaluated. Direct tension with specific movements addresses any abnormal tissues found. These moves are unique to ART and designed to identify and correct your individual problem.

Learn More Today

Find out if you can benefit from Active Release Techniques Waterloo. Call or email our team now to schedule your first appointment!


Active Release Techniques® Waterloo ON | (519) 576-2222