What Is Active Release Therapy (ART) And Will It Help Me?

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Posted January 17, 2024
Ashlea Wilson
We are thrilled to share that we now offer Active Release Therapy (ART) at Elora Physiotherapy! Peter Hrkal, DC is accepting new clients now. 


Active Release Therapy (ART) is a manual therapy technique that is commonly used to treat soft tissue injuries and conditions. It is considered beneficial for several reasons:


  • Targeted Treatment: ART focuses on specific areas of the body where soft tissue restrictions or adhesions may be present. By applying precise pressure and tension, it aims to break down scar tissue, release muscle tension, and restore normal tissue function.


  • Pain Relief: ART can help alleviate pain associated with various musculoskeletal conditions, such as repetitive strain injuries, muscle strains, and joint dysfunctions. By addressing the underlying soft tissue restrictions, it reduces discomfort and improves mobility.


  • Improved Range of Motion: Soft tissue restrictions can limit joint mobility and flexibility. ART aims to restore proper movement patterns by releasing adhesions and improving tissue flexibility, which may lead to increased range of motion.


  • Enhanced Performance: Athletes and individuals involved in physical activities often benefit from ART. By addressing soft tissue restrictions and imbalances, it may help optimize muscle function, improve athletic performance, and prevent future injuries.

Reach out today to learn more or book and start feeling better in 2024!