What is Active Release Technique?

By: Mike Booth, RMT, Feb 15, 2013
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What is Active Release Technique? | Mike Booth, RMT of Massage Athletica

What is Active Release Technique?

Most sports injuries are some of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly with active release technique.

Active Release Techniques is a system of assessment and manual treatment for soft tissue disorders resulting from Cumulative Trauma Disorders, Repetitive Strain Injuries, postural strain, sports injuries and general wear and tear. ART® is a system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, rotator cuff syndrome, golfer's and tennis elbow, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, tendonopathies, epicondylitis, mechanical low back pain, and most sports injuries are some of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly with active release technique.

The Active Release Technique therapists evaluates the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining directed tension with specific patient movements.

Mike is owner/therapist of Massage Athletica. He is a graduate of Massage Therapy College of Manitoba, and a member of MTAM. Winning the Manitoba Marathon  4 times, he is a veteran runner. His interests are in helping athletes improve performance and preventing injuries during training. http://www.massageathletica.com/