Active Release Therapy® in Kitchener-Waterloo

Active Release Therapy® (A.R.T) is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue technique.

A.R.T treats problems with:

  • muscles
  • tendons
  • ligaments
  • fascia
  • nerves

Active Release technique can treat and can permanently resolve many conditions including:

  • Headaches
  • back pain
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • shin splints
  • shoulder pain
  • sciatica
  • plantar fasciitis
  • knee problems
  • tennis elbowActive Release Technique KWHC

These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

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. As a result, this scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. Thus, as this scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped.

Therefore, this can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

Runners, cyclists, and athletes of all kinds find quick and permanent relief with A.R.T® from nagging overuse injuries such as tendonitis, muscle strain, and rotator cuff strain.
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If you have any questions about our services, please contact us today at (519) 576-2222.