Soft Tissue Trauma and How ART Helps Recovery
Soft tissue trauma is an injury that affects the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It can range from minor strains and sprains to more serious tears and contusions. Soft tissue trauma is common in athletes and active individuals, as these activities can put a high amount of stress on the body.
The pain associated with soft tissue trauma can be debilitating and can cause a range of symptoms, such as swelling, stiffness, and loss of range of motion. Traditional treatments for soft tissue trauma can include rest, ice, compression, and elevation (the RICE method) as well as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). However, these treatments can be ineffective in more serious cases and can even delay the healing process.
Active Release Technique (ART) is an effective and safe treatment for soft tissue trauma, as it helps to break up adhesions, reduce inflammation, and restore normal tissue mobility. ART is a manual therapy technique that uses massage-like movements to target areas of the body that have developed scar tissue. It works to break up these adhesions and restore normal movement to the affected tissue.
ART is a great treatment option for soft tissue trauma as it has been proven to reduce pain, improve range of motion, and decrease inflammation. It also reduces the risk of further injury and can help reduce recovery time.
At SF Custom Chiropractic, our sports chiropractors are certified in ART and have experience treating various forms of soft tissue trauma. We strive to provide the best care and treatment for our patients and are dedicated to helping them achieve their health and wellness goals. If you’re suffering from soft tissue trauma, book an appointment with us today and let us help you on your path to recovery.