Active Release

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Active Release Technique (A.R.T) is one of the leading soft tissue therapies for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

Physical Therapy Active Release Technique in Kansas City

Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue structures can become adhered to one another, creating dense, tough tissue inside the body, often resulting in musculoskeletal pain. When adhesions (often known as trigger points) form, they interfere with and alter the proper motion of the muscles and joints. Our physical therapists often utilize Active Release Techniques in Kansas City, known as the main soft tissue treatment for collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes.

What It Treats

Physical therapy ART can help reduce and/or eliminate musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain associate with, but not limited to:

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Knee pain
  • Tennis elbow
  • Shin splints
  • Little leaguers elbow
  • Nerve entrapments

How Active Release Techniques Work

Physical therapy A.R.T. is the process of manually assessing soft tissue structures and applying a specific treatment protocol. There are over 500 specific techniques that are unique to A.R.T.!

Each physical therapy A.R.T. protocol consists of applying precise tension and compression while the patient actively performs a specific movement, or the therapists takes them passively through the movement.

How F.I.T. Uses A.R.T.

F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic’s physical therapists utilize Active Release Technique in Kansas City as a vital part of almost every treatment plan to restore the proper motion, texture and tightness to the muscles, fascia, ligaments, nerves and tendons to eliminate the patient’s pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction.

All physical therapists at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic have been trained in this elite treatment and are ready to help any patient regardless of their athletic skillset.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does FIT have active release techniques certification?

Each of our providers, including our physical therapists, have been trained on Active Release Techniques and hold a range of certifications.

Are active release techniques effective?

Yes, Active Release Techniques are an evidence-based practice with proven results. In our F.IT. clinics, we find it very effective for a variety of injuries, and especially those related to overuse and repetitive injuries.

Is A.R.T. right for you?

Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.

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Visit your local F.I.T.

Meet the team at any of our 11 locations: Lee’s Summit, Leawood, Crossroads, Paola, Blue Valley, Olathe, Liberty, Overland Park, Raymore, Kansas City & Shawnee.

Contact Us 1800 Wyandotte #201 Kansas City, MO 64108 22120 Midland Dr. Shawnee, KS 66223 15040 Newton Lane Overland Park, KS 66223 401 NW Murray Rd Lee's Summit, MO 64081 9120 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS 66212 2113 E. Kansas City Rd Olathe, KS 66061 5000 E. Bannister Rd. Suite 100 Kansas City, MO 64137 1860 N. Church Rd. Suite B. Liberty, MO 64068 505 S Hospital Dr. Paola, KS 66071 11340 Nall Ave Suite 200B Overland Park, KS 66211 121 N. Dean Ave Raymore, MO 64083