Discover Hands-On Non-Invasive Healing
Active release technique (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.
On your first visit, you will be met by our friendly support staff who will help you with filling out forms, answer any questions and help with anything else you need. You will then meet with the practitioner to discuss your specific concerns and health history.
Assessment & Recommendation for Care
Your practitioner will discuss your specific needs, present your options, suggest a treatment plan, and discuss the benefits and any risks associated with the recommended treatment. Treatment plans are specific to each patient.
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Coverage & Direct Billing
Majority of the Canadian Health Insurance providers reimburse partial or all the fees for Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage, Psychological support, and other rehabilitation services we provide. Our Clinic Assistants can help you confirm your coverage.
Q. DO I NEED A REFERRAL FOR ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE?
Doctor referrals are not required to access most of our treatments, however, some of the insurance plans may require a referral.
Q. DOES ART PERMANENTLY REMOVE SCAR TISSUE?
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.
Q. WILL THE TREATMENT HURT?
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.
Q. IS ART RIGHT FOR ME?
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
- Chronic back pain
- Tension headaches
- Chronic neck pain
- Sciatic nerve pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome