What is Active Release Techniques Treatment?
Active Release Techniques treatment is a hands-on touch and case-management system that allows ART Practitioners to diagnose and treat soft-tissue injuries. Soft tissue refers primarily to muscle, tendon, fascia, and nerves. Specific injuries that apply are repetitive strains, adhesions, tissue hypoxia and joint disfunction.
In the past, professional education for the treatment of muscle, tendon, fascia and nerve meant that care usually meant drugs, heat, cold, rest and massage.
Do you have CID (Cumulative Injury Disorder)?
CID is a group of injuries to the muscles, tendons, bones, blood vessels, fascia and/or nerves. Originally known/recognised as CTD (Chronic Trauma Disorder). These types of injuries are a major problem in the workforce, i.e sitting down at a desk all day and pushing a mouse around for your computer!! These result from acute injury, repetitive injury, or a constant pressure/tension injury (see below).
Acute Injury: The muscle and fascia tearing from an acute injury immediately results in inflammation. The white blood cell, fbrinogen, adhesion process easily sets in.
Repetitive Motion Injury: Repetitive motion injury is related to specific physical factors.
If you suffer from any of the above and it is not treated, you will end up with weak and tight muscles, friction, pressure & tension, which leads into either a Tear or Crush, Inflammation or Decreased Circulations, Edema which then leads to Adhesion/Fibrosis and carries on in a cycle known as The Cumulative Injury Cycle.