Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) is an advanced method of treating damage to soft tissues. Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) was developed and patented by Dr. Mike Leahy, a Chiropractor and Aeronautical Engineer. This treatment is based on scientific evidence that muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels develop scar tissue following injury sustained by trauma (ex: sprains, strains), repetitive motion (ex: typing, sitting at a desk, throwing a baseball) and exercise. This scar tissue can cause muscles and joints to have altered movement resulting in a variety of symptoms including pain, decreased range of motion, weakness, and numbness or tingling.
Dr. Olson has been trained as an Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) practitioner, certified in the upper and lower body, spine, nerve entrapments as well as the masters module. Contact him at the Long Island Spine & Sports Injury Center for chiropractic and A.R.T. techniques to help with your sports injuries and repetitive movement pain.
Although Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) appears like other forms of treatment, it is completely different. A.R.T. practitioners use their hands to break up the scar tissue so that the soft tissue can function normally. The body will then absorb the scar tissue. Active release works for almost every part of the body so there are considerable benefits for a variety of injuries and conditions.
Most injuries result from overworked and under-stretched muscles that become short, stiff and painful. This innovative treatment enables athletes to maintain demanding training regiments while helping injuries heal faster, and preventing further damage. The word is spreading among professional athletes that Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) may be exactly what they need in order to “get in the game” and stay there!
Professional athletes from a wide variety of sports have benefited from Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) treatments. Whether recovering from surgery or suffering pain from an injury, athletes are able to maintain their competitive level of play after receiving Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) treatments. Dr. Gary Olson previously worked as the Chiropractor and Active Release Techniques provider for the Long Island Rough Riders Professional Soccer Team and the Long Island Lizards Professional Lacrosse Team. The professional athletes he has treated can attest to the benefits of A.R.T.
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