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What Is Active Release Technique?

Active release technique (ART) is a therapy that is commonly used to treat conditions that are a result of overuse. Conditions including tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, and shin splints may benefit from active release technique.

Active release technique focuses on muscles and soft tissues to help relieve pain, increase or restore range of motion, and allow the patient the ability to regain strength in that area. According to, overused muscles and soft tissues produce scar tissue after trauma to the area, which then makes it difficult for the tissues to move as freely as they once did. This built up scar tissue can also cause recurring pain, tendonitis, and can trap nerves, which could cause tingling, numbness, and loss of feeling in the affected limb.

Active release technique breaks up this scar tissue through use of hands-on therapy in which the therapist will use very specific movements to correct problems and pain that patients are experiencing. What is unique about active release technique is that it is a patented, specific technique with over 500 specific move unique to ART. The moves used on patients are not arbitrary – they are applied based on the specific issues each patient is experiencing.

The use of active release technique is offered as part of the chiropractic program at Specialty Surgical Center in Sparta, New Jersey. Patients who are experiencing pain or muscle tension due to overuse conditions may benefit from active release technique and other chiropractic and surgical services. For more information on how active release technique may help you, call 973-940-3166

Specialty Surgical Center is located in Sparta, New Jersey and our staff consists of board certified surgeons and anesthesiologists performing procedures in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, Spinal Care, Podiatry, Urology, Pain Management, ENT, Hand Surgery, Lithotripsy, Brachytherapy, GYN and Laser Surgery.

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