Myofascial Release vs Active Release Technique

Myofascial release is a way of manipulating and restoring movement to tissues that surround your muscles called fascia. Active Release Technique (ART) is arguably the most advanced and effective form of myofascial release ever created.

Myofascial release is very effective at restoring lost range of motion in your joints. It also decreases pain by breaking up scar tissue and adhesions that cause pain, swelling, and inflamation. Myofascial release can also be used to improve the function of your nerves, that when irritated cause numbness, tingling, and radiating pain.

Active Release Technique is a well thought out and packaged form of myofascial release. It requires a mastery of anatomy, rigerous study, and the ability to pass a proficiency test in order to be certified. ART providers are held to a high standard and are frequently versed in complex exams like gate analysis and functional movement screenings.

ART can be used to treat a variety of conditions including: plantar fasciitis, shin splints, iliotibial (IT) band syndrome, piriformis syndrome, sciatica, low back pain, thoracic outlet syndrome, tension headaches, neck pain, rotator cuff strains and tears, tenis elbow, golfer’s elbow, carpal tunel, ulnar tunel, wrist pain, and hand pain. Due to the well thought out treatment and rigorous study with ART, its practicioners are concistently some of the best myofasial release practicioners there are.

If you expereince pain or limited range of motion Active Release Technique could help you. Dr. Barringer is an expereinced ART practicioner with over 12 years experience! His skill with ART combined with his doctorate education and diagnosis training maximizes your ability to benefit from this effective treatment. Combine that with Dr. Barringers knowledge of ergonomics, posture, injury prevention, and injury management and you have a winning combination to guide you to recovery!