Active Release Technique providers will guide you through slow, controlled movements that are specific for the tissue being treated. This movement is performed while the practitioner places a carefully directed tension in the tissue, thereby breaking up scar tissue or “adhesions” in the muscle. Most patients receiving Active Release Treatment notice an immediate difference in how the area feels; improved tissue and joint movement are common feedback with myofascial release.
As with the Graston Technique, Active Release Technique has been granted a medical patent. It is a very structured form of myofascial release that is utilized by professional and Olympic athletes worldwide. In order to become an Active Release practitioner, each provider must complete extensive hands-on instruction and testing. A certified provider of Active Release Technique is trained to palpate and treat more than 300 muscular and fascial injuries in addition to over 100 nerve entrapments. Active Release Technique providers are required to maintain their qualifications as Active Release providers on a yearly basis.
Our clinic offers Active Release Technique in Burlington through Dr. Kevin McIntyre and Dr. Leslie McDowall. For more information about these practitioners please refer to our about us page, or if you live in the Burlington, Oakville, or Hamilton area, contact us to learn more about the Active Release Technique.