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One of the most popular treatments we offer in our office is Active Release Therapy. Although it is know by many names, the idea remains the same: to isolate specific muscles and release areas of adhesion (tight muscle). Patients find relief of treatment because of the ability to focus on specific muscles and break up scar tissue usually caused by chronic injuries.
Active Release Therapy is most beneficial for patients who are actively working out or have a chronic injury such as low back pain or tendonitis .
It has become more common to recommend additional modalities such as electrical stimulation, cupping, or acupuncture with active release therapy, as you can find your maximal benefit
Active release therapy is very popular amongst runners and body builders because of its relief for large muscle groups such as the hamstrings.