Active Release Techniques For Soft Tissue Injuries

Active Release Techniques For Soft Tissue Injuries

Injury to the soft tissue can be in the form of acute injury or chronic injury. An acute injury is typically caused by sudden damage such as vehicle accidents, sports injuries, or overextending the muscles, whereas chronic injury is often a result of repetitive motion or underlying conditions. When a soft tissue injury occurs, it often causes the formation of scar tissue. This can lead to chronic pain, as this scar tissue causes damaged soft tissue to become stiff and sore. One way to treat soft tissue injuries is through Active Release Techniques (ART®) from a trained and certified chiropractor.

Active Release Techniques And Soft Tissue Treatment

What Is Soft Tissue?
Soft tissue refers to any part of the body surrounding the bones or organs. This includes the muscles, ligaments, nerves, tendons, fascia, ligaments, and other non-calcified areas of the body. These soft tissues surround the organs in the body and offer support for various structures. Soft tissues not only protect the organs, but they also give shape and structure to the body, move vital fluids (such as blood) throughout the body, and store energy.

What Is Active Release Techniques?
Active Release Techniques is a form of chiropractic care that addresses soft tissue injuries by isolating and targeting the affected area. Active Release Therapy uses both pressure and movement to address soft tissue problems, particularly in the fascia, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. When a chiropractor administers Active Release Therapy, they will put pressure on one spot while moving those muscles. For example, if you have pain near your shoulder blade, your chiropractor will identify the area that is causing pain and will apply pressure to this area with one hand. With the other hand, they will guide your arm so that they can generate movement in the afflicted area while pressure is still being applied.

How Can Active Release Techniques Help My Soft Tissue Injuries?
Active Release Techniques are often used to repair the soft tissue after injury by reducing the amount of scar tissue. Breaking up scar tissue helps increase a person’s range of motion and can reduce pain, particularly if nerves are trapped within the scar tissue. Breaking up scar tissue can also help to reduce numbness, inflammation, tingling, or weakness in the area of injury. Active Release Therapy is a gentle, non-invasive way of treating soft tissue injuries.

What Soft Tissue Injuries Can Active Release Techniques Help Resolve?
Active Release Therapy can address and reduce the symptoms of:


Active Release Therapy For Soft Tissue In Irvine, California

If you are experiencing any of the soft tissue issues listed above, Active Release Techniques from a chiropractor certified in Active Release Therapy can help. Active Release Techniques are highly effective at reducing the pain and mobility issues caused by acute and chronic injury and can offer fast and effective soft tissue treatment.

If you are experiencing painful soft tissue conditions, and live in Orange County, the chiropractors at Performance Health & Wellness in Irvine are ART® Certified at the highest level. Our ART® practitioners are able to provide targeted tests to assess the root cause of your pain before beginning any treatment. We can help you find the cause of your pain, and work with you to relieve it.  Call 1-949-476-1250 or fill out the online contact form to schedule an Active Release Therapy consultation.


Active Release Techniques can offer results in as little as one treatment, although this will depend on the area and size of the injury. You may need more sessions to fully resolve your soft tissue damage. Speak with a Performance Health and Wellness ART® practitioner to discuss a more accurate recovery timeline.

With a chiropractic adjustment, you will experience a gentle, controlled manipulation to reposition your back and spine, and other joints of your body. Active Release Technique (ART®) for plantar fasciitis involves gait analysis, functional movement assessments, and deep tissue massage accompanied by therapist-directed patient movements.  

Each Active Release Therapy session will be tailored to a person’s needs and their pain level tolerances. Because Active Release Techniques require pressure on the damaged areas, it may cause some discomfort and mild pain, but your practitioner will make it as comfortable as possible and will communicate with you throughout the session to make sure you are not experiencing intense pain.

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