Noel L. Shaw, D.C., C.C.S.P.
Certified Chiropractic Sports & Injury Physician
Family Chiropractic Chiropractic for Kids!
Auto, Work, & Sports Injuries
1101 North Wilmot Rd. Suite 229 Tucson, AZ 85712
Active Release Technique ... works to release muscle inhibition that prevents normal joint motion. Many chronic problems are relieved with this advanced manual technique. Tight, shortened tissue is stretched and moved under contact pressure, allowing it to resume a normal sliding motion. It's simple in principle, yet exacting in application.
Over-used or injured muscles, tendons, and ligaments can suffer from acute conditions like pulls, tears, impact bruises, etc; they can accumulate small tears; or, from long term issues, they can suffer from lack of circulation and hypoxia.
Tough, dense scar tissue builds up, binding up tissues that need to move freely. Muscles become short and weak, creating tension on tendons and resulting tendonitis, and trapping nerves. The result- reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain.
Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be helped dramatically with Active Release Technique.
Active Release Technique evaluates the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with specific patient movements.
What is Active Release?