Active Release Therapy

At Leaside Sports Medicine, our chiropractors are certified in Active Release Techniques (ART), also known as Active Release Therapy. By incorporating ART into our comprehensive treatment plans, we aim to help you achieve lasting relief and get back to your regular activities as soon and as safely as possible.

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What are Active Release Techniques?

Active Release Techniques are manual, hands-on therapy that helps correct muscular and soft tissue problems caused by scar tissue due to injury, overuse, or cumulative trauma.

How We Can Help

ART can help with the following:

Back pain

Tennis elbow


Plantar fasciitis

Neck pain

Shoulder impingement


Carpal tunnel syndrome

And more

Active Release Therapy

Active Release Technique Applications

Physiotherapist addressing knee pain in a client

Reduced Pain

Active Release Techniques are highly effective in relieving chronic pain and promoting faster injury recovery.

By targeting specific soft tissue structures and breaking up scar tissue, ART allows patients to return to their daily activities and sports with greater comfort and ease.

GAIT and running analysis

Improved Performance

Active Release Therapy (ART) is widely used by athletes and active individuals to optimize their performance and prevent injuries.

Regular ART sessions can help identify and address potential problems before they develop into more severe conditions, ensuring fewer moments on the sidelines.

Physiotherapy using a hip belt for mobility

Increased Flexibility & Mobility

ART works to release tight muscles, tendons, and ligaments, which can restrict movement and cause stiffness.

By addressing these soft tissue restrictions, ART can significantly improve the range of motion and flexibility—enhancing overall physical performance and reducing the risk of future injuries. 

Our Active Release Therapy Treatment Process

Assessment & Diagnosis

At Leaside Sports Medicine Clinic, your chiropractor will thoroughly assess your condition, identifying areas of pain, tenderness, and restricted movement.

This will contribute to developing a custom treatment plan, which may include using ART to address scar tissue or adhesions.

Customized Treatment

Once the problematic areas have been identified, the ART practitioner will apply precise pressure to the affected soft tissue while guiding the patient through specific movements.

This combination of pressure and movement breaks up adhesions, scar tissue, and other soft tissue restrictions that are causing pain and limiting mobility. 

Ongoing Care

With regular progress check-ins, your chiropractor will adjust the treatment plan as needed.

This ensures you achieve long-lasting and effective results, helping maintain the beneficial effects of ART and other therapies.

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