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:
- Back pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Shoulder pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- 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.
Visit your local F.I.T.
Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.