Active Release Technique | Dynamic Massage Therapy in Beaverton, OR

Active release technique (ART) is a soft tissue system and movement based massage technique which quickly and effectively addresses pain and problems that arise from overused muscles. Active release technique is extremely effective in relieving pain from soft tissues such as tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Active release technique can often resolve many of these pain symptoms permanently in just a few visits.

What Types of Injuries Can Be Healed with Active Release Technique?

Active Release Technique is effective in treating back pain, headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, plantar fasciitis, sciatica, tennis elbow, knee problems, and many more issues common in overused muscles.

How do Overuse Conditions Occur?

Overuse can lead to certain conditions which can develop in muscles and other soft tissue(s) due to:

  •  Acute Conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc.)
  •  Accumulation of Small Tears (micro-trauma)
  •  Lack of Sufficient Oxygen (hypoxia)

Each of these conditions cause the body to produce tough, dense, scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue builds up and ties down soft tissues which would otherwise move freely. Because of this, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves may become trapped.

Dr. Rhodes performing active release technique (dynamic stretching)

How Do I Know if I Have Overused Muscles?

The scar tissue build up resulting from overused muscles often results in reduced range of motion, loss of muscle strength, and pain. If a nerve becomes trapped by scar tissue, you may experience tingling, numbness, and/or weakness.

If you’re experiencing symptoms related to muscle pain, call D’Vida Injury Clinic and Wellness Center in Beaverton today at (503) 626-2166 or fill out our “Pain Relief Consulation” form for immediate assistance.