Active Release Techniques
Active Release Technique (commonly referred to as ART) is a soft tissue system/movement based technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Active Release Techniques eliminates pain and dysfunctional movement due to overused muscles. Overuse leads to production of scar tissue. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on 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.
Chiropractic Manipulation can improve range of motion, decrease inflammation, decrease pressure on the nerves, improve nutrient supply to tissues and improve proprioception. Proprioceptive stimulation through spinal manipulation triggers the release of chemicals that decrease pain and improves function.
Kinesiology taping is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate healing as well as provide support and stability to muscles and joints. The tape allows for full range of motion so as not to limit but improve proper joint mechanics.