Active Release is a patented, state of the art soft tissue treatment system. It is incredibly effective at treating injuries and conditions affecting the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
Active Release has quickly become the ‘Gold Standard’ in soft tissue treatment for athletes and non-athletes alike. When combined with Chiropractic and Graston therapy, it can rapidly reduce pain and inflammation. The result is improved flexibility, less pain, and a quick return to activity.
Active Release – Who Can Benefit From It?
The list is lengthy and includes athletes and non-athletes alike, people injured in car accidents, or in the workplace. It’s also great for anyone who just enjoys working and playing hard. Active Release can resolve dozens of conditions quickly and often permanently. Those include headaches, whiplash, sports injuries, neck pain, back pain, and many more.
Active Release Treatment For Injuries
Injuries to the muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves in your body (soft tissues) are where this technique really shines. These tissues can become injured due to overuse. Like with running, playing sports, gardening, or sitting at a computer all day. They can also become injured due to trauma, such as falls, car accidents and on-the-job injuries.
Whatever the cause of your soft tissue injury, Active Release can help. Active Release has over 500 unique treatment protocols. That means there is a protocol for just about every muscle in your body. As a result, treatment can be fine-tuned based on your individual needs. This is definitely not a one size-fits-all approach, and the great results back that up.
How Do Soft Tissue Injuries Occur?
Injury to the muscles and soft tissues typically occur in 1 of 2 ways:
1. Traumatic injury
These injuries happen after a single event. Examples are car crashes, falls, collisions during contact sports, pulls, tears, and on-the job-injuries.
2. Overuse Injury
Unlike traumatic injuries, these ones build up over time. Sitting at a desk or computer everyday, playing sports, standing on hard floors and working physical labor are all examples of activities that can cause overuse injuries.
Regardless of the cause, your body’s response to soft tissue injury is the same. It produces tough, dense scar tissue in the injured area. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become stiff and weak, and nerves can become pinched. This can result in pain, inflammation, and a loss of strength and flexibility. Over time this can lead to numbness, tingling, weakness, or a more serious injury.
What is an Active Release Treatment Like?
Every session is a combination of examination and treatment. ART providers use their hands to evaluate the health and function of muscles and other soft tissues. Soft tissues that are injured or abnormal are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
Active Release is incredibly versatile and can be tailored to your specific condition or injury. It works well for common overuse issues and is also proven to be incredibly effective with tough cases.
Do All Chiropractors use Active Release?
Currently, only a small percentage of Chiropractors have attained certification. The training is intensive, and only certified providers can practice Active Release. This ensures you can find the same consistent quality care, no matter where you travel.
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If stiffness, pain or injury is interfering with your life, don’t ignore the warning signs. If left untreated, soft tissue injuries may develop into a more serious condition. Dr. McGahey can help you get to the source of the problem, and create a treatment plan to help eliminate your pain as quickly as possible.
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