Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique (ART) is a non-invasive soft tissue treatment that improves blood flow and stimulates healing. It works by breaking up scar tissue and other adhesions in areas of the body experiencing dysfunction. Tendons, ligaments, and muscles can all benefit from ART, which uses movement and manipulation of the affected area to deliver pain relief and restore flexibility and range of motion.

What Happens During Active Release Technique?

As a form of manual therapy, Active Release Technique utilizes the practitioner’s hands to relieve adhesions and encourage the rapid healing in the affected area. During your appointment, your physiotherapist will apply the appropriate pressure and manipulation to the area where dysfunction and pain occur. Some soreness and discomfort is expected, but is generally short-lived. In fact, you may experience improvement after the first session. Nearly all patients will experience relief within 6 ART sessions.

What Conditions Do Active Release
Technique Treat?

ART is ideal for treating a wide variety of painful conditions involving the musculoskeletal system. These conditions include the following:

  • Lower back pain
  • Shoulder sprains
  • Chronic neck pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tension headaches and migraines
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Repetitive use injuries
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Post-operative scarring and adhesions
  • Shoulder pain

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As a physiotherapist specialist, Dr. Roy utilizes a combination of techniques that include traditional chiropractic
care and progressive methods like manual therapy, therapeutic exercises, shockwave therapy, and more.
In his services, Dr. Roy combines wellness and physical care to eliminate the need for painkillers and surgery.

Active Release Technique

ART combines therapeutic pressure with patient movements to deliver rapid relief of muscle pain and weakness. This technique can be customized to your individual treatment needs.

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Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care uses the focused manipulation of certain areas of the body in order to realign areas of the body that are causing pain or dysfunction.

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Functional Movement / SFMA

Functional movement therapy uses movement to address your condition and to maximize your functionality throughout your daily life.

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OTZ Tension Adjustment

OTZ Tension Adjustment is a proven, non-surgical method of diagnosing and successfully treating Frozen Shoulder Syndrome (FSS).

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Personalized Blood Flow Restriction

Personalized blood flow restriction rehabilitation training (PBFR) is a game-changing injury recovery therapy that is producing dramatically positive results.

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Rocktape is an elastic therapeutic tape used for treating repetitive strain injuries and relieving pain by lifting the skin and allowing improved blood and lymph flow.

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Shockwave Therapy

Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)utilizes high energy acoustic waves to heal plantar fasciitis, chronic heel pain, heel spurs, achilles tendinopathy, various tendons and ligaments, even bones and muscles.

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Soft Tissue Mobilization

Sound Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization uses specialized instruments to effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The ergonomic design of these instruments provides the clinician with the ability to locate restrictions through sound waves.

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