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Active Release Technique in Alberta

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Active release technique (or ART) uncovers and addresses issues due to soft tissue injuries. This non-invasive procedure helps the healing process through the use of targeted pressure and movement.

When muscles, ligaments, and nerves are injured or starved for oxygen, the human body develops scar tissue in an attempt to stabilize it. The scar tissue can limit your mobility, decrease strength, cause pain, and result in a range of other issues.

ART helps resolve these problems by breaking down the scar tissue.

When you visit Optimum Wellness Centres for a consultation, you will be met with friendly staff to check and make sure that all of your required information is on file. We will then have a no-obligation conversation about why you seek treatment and what you want to get out of it.

Your health history and lifestyle will then be discussed to pinpoint the underlying cause for your pain or discomfort.

After your consultation, your provider will take a few minutes to ask you about your symptoms. They may also perform a few short tests to evaluate your range of motion. Once they are familiar with your complaint, they work to identify the cause.

Active release technique can help your service provider identify scar tissue that may be responsible for your symptoms. Once they have found it, they can use their skills to eliminate it.

Treatment Options & Plans

Your treatment will depend on the severity of your condition and other relevant factors. You will most likely need multiple treatments over a span of weeks to get the full benefit of the procedure. Treatment usually lasts about 15 minutes per session.

FAQs

Your Optimum Wellness Centres team is familiar with your needs and will be able to tell you whether active release technique is a good course of treatment for you. ART is frequently used to treat conditions like:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shin splints
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic back pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Sciatic nerve pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

Most people do not experience pain. ART does involve the use of pressure, so you may feel some degree of discomfort. However, the sensation is very similar to what you might feel when undergoing massage therapy. You might feel a little bit uncomfortable, but in a pleasant or “good” way.

Literature indicates that, once active release treatment breaks down the scar tissue, it will not return. A new injury could cause new scar tissue to form. However, the scar tissue from the original injury will not reform.

Active release therapy is meant to be accessible to all who may need it, so you do not need a doctor’s referral to access treatment.

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Safe Stretching

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Safe Stretching

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How do we stretch safely to avoid injury? Follow these guidelines, and talk to your therapist about which stretches are best for you! There is no good or bad stretch s- its about what is appropriate for YOU! Warm-up: This prepares the body and mind for the stretches, increases the muscle temperature, and increases blood […]

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March 24, 2020
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How do we stretch safely to avoid injury? Follow these guidelines, and talk to your therapist about which stretches are best for you! There is no good or bad stretch s- its about what is appropriate for YOU! Warm-up: This prepares the body and mind for the stretches, increases the muscle temperature, and increases blood […]

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Types Of Stretching

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Types Of Stretching

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If you want to maximize the benefits of stretching, finding the right type and category of stretches is important. Static Stretching: These are stretches that have no movement. Once you’re in the stretch, you stay there for the duration of the exercise. The muscle is stretched, under tension, and it’s opposing muscles are relaxed. Then […]

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March 24, 2020
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If you want to maximize the benefits of stretching, finding the right type and category of stretches is important. Static Stretching: These are stretches that have no movement. Once you’re in the stretch, you stay there for the duration of the exercise. The muscle is stretched, under tension, and it’s opposing muscles are relaxed. Then […]

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Benefits Of Stretching

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Benefits Of Stretching

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This article is going to dive deeper into the specific benefits of stretching. If you have more specific questions, talk to your provider. Improved Range of Motion: By putting out body in certain positions, we help lengthen the muscles involved. This helps reduce muscle tension and we can increase our range of motion. Why does […]

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March 23, 2020
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This article is going to dive deeper into the specific benefits of stretching. If you have more specific questions, talk to your provider. Improved Range of Motion: By putting out body in certain positions, we help lengthen the muscles involved. This helps reduce muscle tension and we can increase our range of motion. Why does […]

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