What is Active Release Techniques (ART)?
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement technique that treats
problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.These conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART and all have one important thing in common,
they are often a result of OVER USED muscles:
- Back Pain
- Shin Plints
- Knee Problems
- Plantar Fascities
- Tennis Elbow
- Shoulder Pain
- Carpal Tunnel
How do overused conditions occur?
Overused muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
- Acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc.)
- Accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
- Not enough oxygen (hypoxia)
Each of these factors can cause your body to generate tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds and constritcs the ability to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscle become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This may reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
What is ART like?
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment.
Dr. Iselborn uses his hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement muscle, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed attention with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols (over 500 specific moves)are unique to ART and allow Dr. Iselborn to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient.