Active Release Technique Specialist

Today's Integrative Health

Integrative Health Center located in Rockville, MD

If you’ve ever suffered from the pain of a sports injury, you understand how hard it can be to find effective soft-tissue treatments. Today’s Integrative Health in Rockville, Maryland offers the gold standard for soft-tissue healing, Active Release Technique®. This technique is a highly specific and carefully targeted one that can help you get back to full form quickly. Use online booking or call the office to schedule your Active Release Technique treatment now.

Active Release Technique Q & A

Today's Integrative Health

What's Active Release Technique?

Active Release Technique is a soft-tissue treatment for damaged muscles, tendons, nerves, ligaments, and fascia. It's the only treatment of its kind, and only highly trained practitioners like those at Today's Integrative Health can perform this treatment. Active Release Technique can help with a variety of conditions that commonly occur after overuse or trauma during sports or some other type of strenuous activity.

How does Active Release Technique work?

Active Release Technique works through specific tissue manipulations. Your doctor uses precise directed tension and highly controlled motions to break apart the adhesions (scar tissue) that are binding your tissue and causing pain or other problems in your body.

The exact motions used depend on where the injury is and what your symptoms are. Active Release Technique has individual protocols for more than 500 specific areas in your body. While Active Release Technique is similar to therapeutic massage, it's far more advanced and much more specific to the injury.

How do I know if I need Active Release Technique therapy?

After a soft-tissue injury, whether it was sudden or was gradual due to overuse, you'll see the following natural progression.

  • Inflammation around the injury for one to three days
  • Stringy-feeling lesions within the injured area for a couple of days to a couple of weeks
  • Lumpy feeling tissue around your injury for two weeks to around three months
  • Leathery-feeling hard tissue around your injury after three months

Once the tissue reaches the final stage, the leathery feel, it's surrounded by adhesions and it's quite likely that you're experiencing significant problems like pain and impaired movement. However, you might notice pain and impaired movement much earlier than that.

As soon as you have pain or movement problems, speak to your doctor at Today's Integrative Health about Active Release Therapy. Depending on how advanced your soft-tissue injury is, you could get relief in as little as a few treatments. Your doctor at Today's Integrative Health designs treatment plans just for you, so you'll get an Active Release Technique protocol that's based on your specific injury and symptoms.

Active Release Technique therapy can release you from pain and movement problems after an injury. Use online booking to schedule now, or call the office anytime.