One of the fastest growing treatment methods that chiropractors use for their patients is Active Release Technique. This is a method that treat the soft tissue system through massage, targets the body’s muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and fascia. Therefore, aside from athletes, who would obviously benefit from this treatment, even regular people who had injured their muscle or strained muscles and nerves can benefit from this treatment.
1. Increased Flexibility
Since this technique relaxes the muscles and soft tissues, the stiffness between your muscles and joints lessens. This then allows normal movement and improves flexibility of muscles.
2. Increase In Ability Of Movement After Injury
Injuries could happen due to sports, vehicular accidents, or while doing some exercise. When this happens and no matter what injury you suffer from, people are usually forced to move so little not only because it hurts but also because in fear of making the injury worse. But the active release technique that chiropractors uses to treat patients not only relieves pain but provides capability of motion for those experiencing musculoskeletal disorder due to injury.
3. Reduces Chronic Lower Back Pain
With more and more people being resigned sedentary lifestyle mostly due deskbound jobs, low back pain have become a part of daily living as well. Instead of relying on pain medication to get through the day, chiropractic care’s ART helps break down scar tissue and release the compressed nerve tissue which then lowers the symptoms associated with lower back pain.
4. Treat Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Speaking of deskbound jobs, another issue that people with this kind of job often have is carpal tunnel syndrome. This usually happens due to repetitive movement of the hands over and over again, which is exactly what happens when you’re in front of the computer all day typing. By using ART, chiropractors are able to release the restrictive adhesions blocking the carpal tunnel, and other restricted sites along the Median nerve. As a result it restores function to the Median nerve, decreases swelling, releases restrictions, and rehabilitates your hand, wrist, and arm to its normal function and strength.
5. Prevent Running Injury And Improve Performance For Athletes
Athletes do a lot of training apart from the actual playing of the sport. That alone often leads to injury that could put their ability to play in jeopardy. The good thing is that ART helps restore normal muscle tone and function of the connective tissue, reduce the accumulation of fibrous tissue and maintain the elasticity of the body. This then allows the athlete to recover quickly from an injury, prevent future injury from happening and improve their athletic performance.