Active Release Technique (ART)

A revolutionary soft-tissue technique that helps from head to toe.

In Motion Spine and Joint Center is currently the only clinic that offers Active Release Technique in Spring Hill. ART is a soft-tissue technique that allows the doctors to treat a multitude of conditions ranging from headaches, low back pain and sciatica to carpel tunnel, plantar fascitis and Tennis elbow. Designed to remedy soft-tissue conditions associated with muscles, tendons, nerves and ligaments, ART is proven to be one of the most effective techniques for these and other conditions.

ART is performed on specific structures on the body that may have formed scar tissue due to over-use, acute injuries or inflammation. This scar tissue can increase and keep tissues from moving freely. As the scar tissue builds up, muscles will become shorter and weaker, the increased tension on the tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. 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. By palpating, or "exploring" the area in question, doctors can find these areas of scar tissue, also known as adhesions, and help remodel the tissue and reduce the scar tissue. This can often increase the range of motion, decrease pain and help prevent other areas of the body from becoming "over-worked".

ART consists of more than 500 specific clinical applications for the effective treatment of various soft tissue conditions. The benefits of ART are increased when used in conjunction with joint mobilization/manipulation and therapeutic exercises. ART is so effective, that it has been used on U.S. Olympic Teams, Ironman participants, and professional teams, including the Tennessee Titans. For Questions about Active Release Technique please call In Motion Spine and Joint Center at (615) 302-4747.