Dr. Christopher Holmes
Chiropractic and Sports Rehabilitation Physician & Active Release Techniques Provider
WHAT IS ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES?
Active Release Techniques (ART) is a patented, hands-on, soft tissue treatment that locates and breaks down the scar tissue and adhesions, which cause pain, stiffness, weakness, numbness, and physical dysfunction. ART is used both for the treatment of acute and chronic injuries and for the improvement of athletic performance. (*Abelson and Abelson, Release Your Pain).
WHAT ART IS NOT:
It is not chiropractic. (They work extremely well together)
It is not massage therapy. (They work well together)
It is not physical therapy. (They work well together)
It is not surgery.
GOAL OF ART:
- To restore optimal soft tissue movement.
- Restore soft-tissue strength, flexibility, and function.
- Release soft-tissue restrictions, entrapped nerves, or restricted circulatory or lymphatic structures.
ART CAN HELP WITH ….
Arthritis Hip pain Sports injuries
Achilles tendonitis Joint Dysfunction Swimmer’s shoulder
Ankle injuries Knee and leg pain Throwing injuries
Back pain/injuries Neck pain TMJ pain
Bursitis Performance enhancement Weight lifting injuries
Carpal tunnel syndrome Plantar Fasciitis Whiplash
Foot pain/injuries Repetitive motion injuries
Frozen shoulder Rotator Cuff syndrome
Golfer’s/tennis elbow Running Injuries
Hand injuries Sciatica
Headache Shoulder Pain