Active Release Techniques Chiropractor in Solana Beach, CA • Dr. Dawn Liu
Active Release Techniques Chiropractor in Solana Beach, CA: Active release techniques are a type of soft tissue therapy that help relieve tight muscles and muscular adhesions, greatly reducing joint stress or muscular pains.
Pain and tightness is usually the result of overused muscles which contribute to scar tissue formation, tears, pulls, strains and inflammation. This natural treatment targets connective tissues, major muscle groups, tendons and ligaments. Active release technique restores normal mobility between muscular tissue and nerves.
The patient performs active motion of a body part while the doctor applies a specific tension at the site of tissue dysfunction. This has several goals:
- Restore normal contractile and elastic properties to the muscles
- Restore normal gliding mechanics between adjacent structures
- Release entrapped nerves
The Types of Conditions Successfully Treated with ART® are Very Diverse. Some of the More Common Conditions are:
- Carpal tunnel and other peripheral nerve entrapments
- Spinal pain and dysfunction
- Tendonitis and other soft tissue inflammatory disorders of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle and foot
- Sciatica, TMJ, recurrent sprains and strains
Decrease Joint Stress and Muscle Tension with the Active Release Techniques
Active Release Techniques incorporate similar techniques to deep tissue massage and myofascial release because it works by manipulating soft tissue. This soft tissue manipulation reduces stress placed on joints and nerves. But every technique differs and depending on the person. A person may respond better to other treatments, for example. Many patients begin to feel relief after just a few sessions as the inflammation and tension in the body begins to decrease.
The goal of ART® is to restore optimal texture, motion and function of the soft tissue and release any entrapped nerves or blood vessels. This is accomplished through the removal of adhesions or fibrosis in the soft tissues via the application of specific protocols. Adhesions can occur as a result of acute injury, repetitive motion and constant pressure or tension. ART® eliminates the pain and dysfunction associated with these adhesions.
Dr. Dawn Liu is a certified Active Release Techniques Provider
Only a credentialed ART® provider can ascertain whether ART® might prove beneficial for your condition. To become proficient in ART®, it takes approximately two years of working with patients once a provider has taken the courses and passed the required examinations. Providers must attend annual update seminars to maintain their credentialed status and keep current of any new protocols and research. Action Performance Care has a certified Active Release Technique provider under its roof – Dr. Dawn Liu.
Patients Love What We Do!
I live a very active lifestyle, and practice a lot of self-care to prevent injuries (foam rolling/stretching). I was extremely surprised and perplexed to find myself having acute back pain, which I thought was a dislocated rib. I had very limited range of motion in my torso, and I was walking around like a robot.
I was in mercy to my pain, and I made a same day appointment with Dr. Liu and told her about my symptoms. After a very thorough assessment, she was quickly able to pin point what was going on. My rib was completely in tact, but my psoas muscle was completely inflamed. She did some body work on my abdominal muscles (A.R.T.), and I immediately felt 40-50% less pain. I made an appointment 2 days later, and by that time my pain decreased to 70%. After my 2nd appointment of A.R.T. with Dr. Liu, my pain was down to 90%! She is so beyond educated and experienced, I was very impressed. I will see her for a few more appointments, then add in her recommendations to my self-care routine.
My insurance doesn’t cover treatments out of my network, so I paid out of pocket. It can get expensive that way, but I really feel like what you get from every visit is beyond worth the out of pocket cost. If you have ANY pain, make an appointment with Dr. Liu, I had amazing results with her, and I’m sure you will also.