The ART of Active Release Technique

Here at Stratton Sport & Spine, we believe in treating our patients with a variety of manual therapies. One thing that sets Stratton Sport & Spine apart from other San Antonio chiropractors is that we treat soft tissue injuries as often, if not more, than joint dysfunction. If you are in search of a new chiropractor in San Antonio, look no further than Stratton Sport & Spine.

One of the most common soft tissue techniques that we use is called Active Release Technique. This technique, also known as ART, is a soft tissue manipulation technique that treats adhesions and scar tissue which tend to develop within muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. Adhesions and scar tissue can also at times affect our nerves. Shin splints, shoulder pain, plantar fasciitis, and tennis elbow are just some conditions caused by overused muscles that can be treated with Active Release Technique.

ART utilizes over 500 specific moves to treat these conditions. Typically, these moves result in immediate improvement of range of motion, a decrease in the patient's pain, and quicker recovery amongst athletes. 

What is an ART treatment like?

If you are wondering if this treatment is right for you, here is a peak in to what your ART session might consist of. Stratton chiropractors believe in being thorough and consistent with each treatment. Every ART session you enter will consist of an examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. This allows our providers to be precise in identifying specific problems of each individual patient.

Stratton Sport & Spine prides itself on being the best of all San Antonio chiropractors. If you are experiencing some of the conditions listed above, it is time to visit Stratton Sport & Spine. The clinic specializes in providing unique chiropractic experiences, tailored to each individual patient. We believe in using every tool and technique available to get the best result for our clients. To learn more about ART and other services we offer, call our office today.

April 12, 2018