As a chiropractor, I have first-hand experience with Active Release Techniques (ART), and how it can boost the effectiveness of chiropractic treatment. I use it every day, and it is tremendous! But I’m often asked what makes ART different than other types of therapies. Why do I like it so much? The answer is an easy one: because it works! But what is it? And what makes it work so well?
Active Release is a treatment technique that helps break up scar tissue, and restore normal movement and function to your muscles and other soft tissues. And in my opinion (and in the opinion of many professional athletes), it does it better and faster than anything else, especially when combined with Chiropractic treatment.
With that in mind, here are 5 reasons why I think chiropractic and Active Release are so great together.