The major factor that allows this chronic injury cycle to continue is the scar tissue (adhesions) that build up in soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves). When scar tissue changes the way that the muscles function, this leads to further irritation and inflammation, which in turn leads to a continuation of the cycle and more pain.
As long as scar tissue is present, the chronic injury cycle will continue.
A.R.T. helps to stop this cycle by breaking down the offending scar tissue restrictions and restoring normal tissue motion and function.
What types of conditions can A.R.T. help?
Conditions that respond favorably to A.R.T. include:
- Neck Pain
- Mid/Low Back Pain
- Jaw Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fascitis
- Shoulder Pain
- Elbow Pain
- Hip/Groin Pain
- Leg Pain
- Knee Pain
- Foot Pain
- Shin Splints
Can A.R.T. help patients who have had chronic pain for years?
Often, yes. The majority of patients respond well to treatment, even if they have had symptoms for years. Of course, each case is unique and will require a full assessment.
This treatment is one of the most effective procedures for muscle and tendon injuries. In fact, in a recent study in the Journal of Occupations Rehabilitation, A.R.T. had a success rate that was higher than conventional treatments for tendon-type injuries.