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Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) and Sports

Sports is a part of our lives. We watch it, participate in it, and some would say they "breathe it." Whether we play on a high school or college team, play professional, or just play on weekends, athletes have to deal with injuries and recovering from injuries.

Lacrosse teamAthletes always want to get back into the game as soon as possible. However, playing on an injury that has not fully healed or been properly treated will lead to further injuries. It is important to get professional care to correct any problems related to your injury and then go through rehab protocols before getting back out there. Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) is a specialized method used by trained medical professionals to treat your injuries and accelerate the healing process while restoring your range of motion. Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) is used by many professional athletes — often in conjunction with chiropractic care — to recover quickly and completely from their injuries.

Dr. Gary Olson, a Long Island chiropractor certified in Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.), is highly experienced in working with professional and amateur athletes for more than 20 years at his clinic — The Long Island Spine and Sports Injury Center. Dr. Olson's training and certifications in A.R.T., chiropractic, personal fitness training, as well as physical therapy have allowed him to help thousands of patients and athletes recover quickly from their injuries and resume their active lifestyles. Dr. Olson gets athletes back in the game.

Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) specialized in dealing with soft tissues injuries that accompany sports injuries. Soft tissue injuries are injuries to your ligaments and tendons, muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. These injuries cause scar tissue to develop along with bruises, pain, inflammation and swelling. The development of scar tissue can weaken your muscles, limit your range of motion, restrict your speed and agility, and develop chronic pain if not properly treated. Athletes are often told to use ice, heat, and rest, or given muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatory medications, but none of these passive treatments will prevent the development of scar tissue. Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) on the other hand works actively to break up scar tissue, increase circulation to the injury, reduce inflammation, restore range of motion, and accelerate the healing process. The healing process itself is a deeper, more comprehensive healing.

The Competitive Edge for Athletes

Active Release Techniques A.R.T.Always looking for the competitive edge, more and more professional athletes and teams are using Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) on a daily basis. Many teams now keep Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) practitioners and chiropractors on staff — it's that important to get the proper care for their athletes.

Dr. Gary Olson combines the use of Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) with chiropractic care to enhance the healing process and speed up recovery times. As a chiropractor, Dr. Olson knows that having a properly aligned spine allows your nervous system to perform better. And when your nervous system is performing optimally, your healing process is improved. Dr. Olson combines chiropractic care with Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.), for complete healing to your soft tissue injuries. Athletes also appreciate the side benefits of chiropractic care, which include better reflexes, improved hand/eye coordination, less pain, quicker recovery, as well as a stronger immune system. Chiropractic and Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) work well together — chiropractic treating the joints and nervous system while A.R.T. treats the soft tissue injuries.

Why Should I Use Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.)?

Women's sports team celebrating a winActive Release Techniques (A.R.T.) is a proven technique for treating your sprains and strains, muscle pain, muscle spasms and cramps, ligament injuries, and pinched nerves. A.R.T. allows athletes to avoid the risks of surgery as well as the potential bad side-effects from prescription medications.

Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) successfully treats many different types of injuries. Some athletes, particularly those in golf, tennis, and baseball experience repetitive stress injuries. Other athletes may experience injuries from violent collisions like in football, hockey, and boxing. Sprains, strains, pulled muscles, and other injuries all cause scar tissue and need proper treatment and rehab.

Set an Appointment with Dr. Gary Olson

Dr. Olson's mission is to help athletes recover completely from their sports injury and get back in the game without losing a step — and maybe even more agile and stronger. As a certified A.R.T. practitioner, Dr. Olson is able to recognize and correct abnormal changes in muscles, fascia, ligaments, tendons, and nerves that result from injury or overuse and prevent the buildup of scar tissue as well as breaking up existing scar tissue. As a licensed chiropractor, he is able to find and correct any misalignments to the spine and joints that put pressure on your nervous system, restoring your mobility and a full range of motion.

The Long Island Spine and Sports Injury Center (www.drgaryolson.com) combines the use of physical therapy, cold laser therapy, and other treatments with Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) and chiropractic care to assist athletes in a complete and speedy recovery. Call Dr. Olson at (631) 462-0917 to arrange a consultation, or use our convenient appointment form. It's time to get back in the game! If you found this article helpful, please recommend it to your friends and family, as well as the athletes in your life.

© 2018 Dr. Gary Olson DC, PC, The Long Island Spine & Sports Injury Center

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The contents of this website are based upon the opinions and experience of Dr. Olson. The information on this site is not intended as medical advice. The information contained on this website is a sharing of knowledge based on the experience, training, and research of Dr. Olson. Dr. Olson recommends that patients make their health care decisions after doing their research and consulting with a qualified health care professional.

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