Active Release Technique
Active Release Technique is a low-force soft tissue treatment that uses effective and comfortable palpation to identify specific muscles and tissues that are causing pain.
Dr. Conrad Bush is the only chiropractor in the Cedar Valley certified to provide this care for pain relief, and our center is one of only two locations in the area to offer the service.
Is ART right for me?
ART can mean faster recovery times with shorter times in treatment and can address dysfunction of the soft tissue to help with pain in the shoulder, arms, or wrists. If you work in a field that requires repetitive motion, especially with arms or wrist, have lingering pain from a previous injury, or are recovering from surgery, ART may be right for you. It can help with:
- Shoulder impingement
- Pinched nerves
- Carpal tunnel
- and more!
ART treatment involves taking a thorough history, performing orthopedic and neurological testing, and then palpating, or feeling the muscles as they go through a painful motion. This analysis helps pinpoint specific tissues that are involved and directs treatment. In the video below, Dr. Bush is demonstrating a typical treatment. It involves patient movement and positioning, which puts the patient in control.