Active Release Techniques is an innovative and effective massage technique that is movement based and great for sports injury rehabilitation. Once the abnormal tissues are identified, the chiropractor will apply a precise tension to the area in combination with a particular movement that promotes lengthening of the soft tissue. Your chiropractor will combine this technique with other modalities and specific rehabilitative exercises to ensure that the effects are permanent.
When you overuse a muscle, micro-trauma occurs at the cellular level, this results in scar tissue and tight fibrous bands that can limit the mobility of the tissue. Also, it can result in the nerves being compressed or trapped and the blood vessels unable to deliver blood and oxygen to the tissues.