Active Release Technic

Posted on May 1, 2014 · Posted in Pain Relief

Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique: ART…Release your Pain!

Using Active Release Technique© (ART©), Dr. Cole Bergeson provides a way to diagnose and treat the cause of cumulative trauma  disorders which often result in symptoms such as numbness, tingling, burning,  aching, and stiffness.  ART©  is a hands-on therapy that corrects muscular and soft tissue problems caused by  the adhesion formations that occur with overuse or cumulative trauma.

Cumulative trauma and overuse of soft tissue causes Repetitive Strain  Injuries (RSI).  Soft tissue that is  forced to perform the same job over and over becomes irritated and then  inflamed.  The body responds to that  inflammation by laying down scar tissue in an attempt to stabilize the area.  This scar tissue, in turn, causes further  inflammation and begins an ongoing cycle that worsens the condition.  The longer this condition persists, the  harder it is to break cycle.

Cost Effective Health Care

Repetitive Strain Injuries are one of the main reasons for the  skyrocketing health care costs in the US.   It is estimated that the cost of RSI’s in the US alone exceeds $100  billion annually.  Injuries such as  Carpal Tunnel, Chronic Headache, and Low Back Pain can be treated using ART©  for a fraction of the cost of invasive surgery or prescription medication.

In fact, a study showed 71% of patients with work-related injuries  found relief in less than a month! (Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation,  Vol. 9-3)

Lets face it:  the movements  involved in your job aren’t likely to change any time soon.  Fix the injuries they create before it’s too  late.  Dr. Bergeson has treated chronic  headaches, carpal tunnel, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and many other  conditions successfully with ART©.

Athletic  Performance Enhancement

No, not the kind of “performance enhancement”  you hear about in the news.  ART©  helps athletes of all levels to not only stay healthy so they can train, but  also get more out of their training.
From elites like Lance Armstrong and Michael Phelps to weekend warriors, the rigors of training and  participating in sports can cause muscles to be overused and injured.  By removing painful scar tissue and restoring  full ranges of motion in your muscles, joints, tendons, and ligaments, ART©  keeps you off the sidelines.  Dr. Bergeson has  treated chronic hip flexor strains, ankle sprains, and hyperextension injuries,  just to name a few.

“A Good Hurt”

Treatments take 15-20 minutes and may require 2-10 visits.  Treatments can feel uncomfortable during the  movement phases as the scar tissue or adhesions are broken up.  This discomfort is temporary and subsides  often immediately after treatment.  It’s  common to feel a duplication of your pain symptoms—that means the problem has  been identified!  Patients most often  refer to the discomfort during treatment as a “good hurt.”
Dr. Bergeson Can Help!

ART  can help with a wide variety of conditions…

Active  Release Technique® is a proven and effec­tive means for treating and  resolving these and other soft-tissue conditions.

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Foot Pain and Injury
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Gait Imbalances
  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Golf Injuries
  • Hand Injuries
  • Headaches
  • Hip Pain
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Knee and Leg Pain
  • Muscle Pulls and Strains
  • Neck Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Running Injuries
  • Scar Tissue Formation
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sport Performance
  • Swimmer’s Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow
  • TMJ
  • Weight Lifting Injuries
  • Wrist Injuries