Active Release Techniques in Mandeville

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What is Active Release Techniques (ART) in Mandeville? Active Release Techniques (ART) treats specific soft tissue restrictions by using the body's natural movements while the practitioner presses on the injured area with appropriate depth and tension along the soft tissue fibers. This allows the practitioner to feel and treat restricted muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and fascia.

These techniques have helped patients for more than 30 years. Active Release Techniques was originally developed by chiropractor Dr. P. Michael Leahy to treat soft tissue disorders in elite athletes and has since been used to treat millions of people worldwide.

ART certified practitioners attend yearly seminars to further review, refine, and practice these skills to maintain their ART certification.

ART entails identifying, isolating, and targeting the affected area to break up scar tissue. This promotes blood flow and faster healing of injuries. ART can be used to treat problems with your:

  • muscles
  • ligaments
  • tendons
  • nerves
  • fascia
  • low back pain
  • pain between the shoulder blades
  • neck pain
  • headaches
  • shoulder strains, including frozen shoulder
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • shin splints
  • sciatic nerve pain (sciatica)
  • plantar fasciitis
  • bursitis
  • tennis elbow

How active release technique works in Mandeville

ART works by breaking up adhesions, which are dense collections of scar tissue that form when muscles and connective tissues are injured. When the scar tissue binds between your muscles, it limits flexibility, causing pain and stiffness in muscles and joints.

Sometimes adhesions can also entrap nerves. The manipulation of the soft tissues through ART breaks up the adhesions surrounding nerves.
During an ART session, our providers will feel the area and identify the location of the scar tissue. They'll use the technique to isolate and target the area, manipulating it to break up the scar tissue so the area can heal.

Scar tissue Signs and Symptoms

The following are potential signs that you may have an accumulation of scar tissue that may benefit from ART:

  • stiffness in your neck, elbow, hands, knees, or back
  • increased pain when exercising
  • sharp pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel
  • pain, numbness, tingling, or weakness
  • reduced flexibility and limited range of motion
  • decreased strength
  • inflamed joints

Treatment goals

The goal of ART is to break up adhesions, progressively restore ranges of motion, and alleviate pain. By breaking up scar tissue, muscles and joints are able to glide and move freely again without pain and stiffness.


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9:00am - 12:00pm
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By Appointment Only

9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


Mandeville Chiropractic
300 Mariners Plaza Dr Suite 303
Mandeville, LA 70448
(985) 626-7795

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