Active release was developed in the early 1980s by a chiropractor Dr. Mike Leahy in Colorado. Since that time it has grown into one of many effective soft tissue therapies world wide. ART treats dysfunctions that happen with any injury the body.
After an injury the body will start lay down a scar. This is similar to a superficial scar on the skin. These scars can lie within or between muscles. Without addressing these scars the function of tissue, blood flow and range of motion can largely be affected.
In short ART addresses this scarring and decreases it. This will increase function of injured tissue, and improve range of motion. ART is especially effective in addressing long term chronic conditions, such as achilles tendinosis, chronic low back and neck pain. In these cases the now very old stubborn scar tissue is affecting over all function, symptoms will not decrease until it is a addressed and proper function restored.
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