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Active Release Technique® in South Loop

Active Release Technique® (ART) is a hands-on, soft tissue technique designed to address problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. An active therapy that usually gets quick results, ART combines tensioning of the tissues with active movements.

Designed to break up adhesions and scar tissue in the muscles and fascia, ART restores normal movement between layers of muscle, and alleviates pain from nerves that have gotten tangled in the scar tissue. The doctors at Active Body Chiropractic are certified specialists in ART and have the skills to help you feel better and heal faster.
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How Does This Help Me?

ART is considered one of the most effective and successful therapies for soft tissue injuries. Many soft-tissue injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, are the result of overuse. This method is good for anyone with muscle, nerve or joint pains. Athletes love the fast results, but it works great for everyone.

After a diagnosis has been determined based on history and physical examination, we figure out which structure is causing the problem. Using hands-on contact, the doctor will use specific movements to lengthen the structure.

In the case of a muscle, this will feel like a deep stretch in the muscle being worked on. ART works on any muscle in the body, even the smallest ones, which are normally impossible to target.

ART may prove beneficial for athletes of all levels, chronic pain sufferers, and those who have not found relief through conventional methods. The process is very controlled and methodical, making it very safe, even for the elderly or pregnant women.

Results You Can Feel

If you’ve never had specific release work like this done before, ART is a game changer. It even helps with old pains people had resigned themselves to living with. The results are usually quick, with most care plans lasting between 3-6 visits. Therapy is always done to the patient’s tolerance.

Let Us Help You!

If you have never experienced it, ART is one of the fastest ways to achieve quick results for unresolved aches and pains. Find out more by contacting us today!


Active Release Technique® South Loop, Downtown Chicago IL | (312) 922-9868