They say that art has healing powers, but before you grab a brush to start painting your pains away, please note that when it comes to pain relief, the word ART usually refers to something else. Come to think of it, hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, and neck pains are rather common among artists themselves, so they can benefit from this form of ART as well.
ART stands for Active Release Technique in NYC and is considered one of the best forms of soft tissue treatment nowadays. Extremely effective yet non-invasive, this state-of-the-art soft tissue system is a movement-based massage developed and patented by Dr. P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP.
Combining massage techniques with patient movements leads to the identification and removal of scar tissue that usually results from injurious repetitive use or overuse of muscles. Such malady is already quite common to general folk and even more likely to occur among athletes, given the highly physical nature of their occupation. When muscles are abused in this manner, they are prone to acute conditions such as pulls, tears, and collisions. They are also liable to suffer from micro-trauma and hypoxia (oxygen deprivation).
Scar tissue developed from overuse conditions is restrictive to normal movement and, when left untreated, it can cause graver issues such as weakened muscles, tendonitis, and trapped nerves. Any of these can then lead to various discomforts such as stiffness, weakness, decreased range of motion, loss of strength, numbness, tingling, and pain.
Through the use of Active Release Technique, NYC practitioners are able to address and resolve various medical issues concerning the nerves, tendons, fascia, ligaments, and muscles of the body. Some of the more common conditions treated through ART are sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger points, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, headaches, neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis and Illiotibial Band Syndrome.
To obtain the benefits of Active Release Technique, patients in New York must realize that the treatment method requires collaboration between the practitioner and the patient. The practitioner performs the examination and the massage while the patient executes specific movements upon the direction of the practitioner. Together, they work toward achieving the desired results.
The ART treatment is offered by different healthcare providers all over the city, from sports doctors and physical therapists to chiropractors and massage therapists. In order to qualify to provide this treatment, they must first undergo training and certification from Dr. Leahy. For more information please visit http://www.backandbodyny.com/