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Active Release Technique® Kitchener

Active Release on ElbowAt Heritage Park Physical Therapy, you can discover a broad range of solutions to help solve your health concerns. Whether you’re plagued by pain or want to live at a higher level, we’re here to help you. One of our many care options is Active Release Technique, which is a hands-on technique that can assist soft tissue injuries in healing.

What is Active Release Technique?

Active Release Technique is a soft tissue treatment using a hands-on approach. This technique is comparable to a very specific massage-like treatment combined with stretching and motion. This allows the therapist to not only treat, but to diagnose soft tissue injuries by feeling the texture of muscles and fascia.

Active Release Technique is among the most well-known and popular myofascial techniques. These techniques are used to induce motion between muscles and different fascial planes, and break down scar tissues and adhesions. This soft tissue technique is applied to muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Active Release Technique may be recommended for those with the following conditions:

  • Tight or tender muscles
  • Repetitive strain injuries
  • Post-surgical scar tissue
  • Joint dysfunction
  • Adhesions that restrict your range of motion

The Importance of Movement

These techniques uses motion and applied pressure to stretch the tissue. This allows very specific areas to be targeted in very precise ways. Active motion (patients moves body part) is used whenever possible to give them a sense of control and maximize range of motion.

The speed of the motion can be adjusted to help with patient tolerance. Slow motion is more tolerable. The pressure used on the different tissues is based on patient tolerance, making it a comfortable and effective treatment for any musculoskeletal conditions.

Find Out More at Your Free Consultation

If you’re curious about Active Release Technique Kitchener or any of our other services, you can learn more without cost or obligation. We’re pleased to offer complimentary consultations. You’ll sit down with Dr. Plante to discuss your concerns. We’ll tell you if we think we can help and how we might do so. You can choose to move forward feeling fully informed. Contact us today to schedule a same-day visit! We also have convenient Saturday hours and evening appointments.


Active Release Technique® Kitchener | (519) 893-8800