Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique In Virginia, Maryland & Washington D.C

Pain is often an indication that something is not functioning properly, so working with a chiropractor will help you alleviate the pain by healing the internal issue, as opposed to just masking the painful symptoms. Active Release Technique is a treatment that chiropractors use to treat patients without relying on medication.

What is Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique treats soft tissue restrictions that may be responsible for chronic pain or mobility issues. It aims to break down scar tissue, which may be making movement either difficult or painful.

Long Term Benefits of Active Release Technique:

People often prefer consulting with chiropractors because of the deeply ingrained philosophy of drug-free treatment, and active release technique is an example of an effective drug-free non-invasive treatment option for a wide variety of patients. At RxWellness, our patients can expect a personalized approach to patient care and safe quality recommendations. Active Release Technique is a special technique that requires additional certification and provides a wide range of health benefits This technique can help patients:

  • Increase flexibility over time
  • Improve sciatic pain
  • Relieve tension headaches
  • Increase range of motion

If you think Active Release Technique might be a good treatment option for any of the discomfort you are experiencing, then book a consultation with RxWellness chiropractors and see how we can help improve your overall quality of life.

Conditions that can be treated by Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique can be used to treat inflamed fascia that may be causing extreme pain, discomfort, or stiffness. It can also be used to treat major muscle groups that are suffering from a strain or exercise-related injury. Active Release Technique may also be beneficial for treating any of the following conditions:

  • Inflamed joints
  • Stiff neck
  • Tingling numbness or weakness
  • Decreased strength
What to Expect From RxWellness

Once you come in for your appointment, you will have your initial consultation. The doctor will listen to your concerns to get a better understanding of your symptoms. They will do some necessary examinations, which could include X-rays. After the chiropractor has a better understanding of your presented symptoms, they will recommend a treatment plan. The recommendations could include active release technique and full body adjustment, intersegmental traction table, decompression table, or any other technique that the doctor believes would benefit you.

Your appointment may go a little like this:

  • Consultation
    Have a one-on-one talk with the doctor to fully explain your list of concerns. Do not leave anything out, even if you think it might not be important.
  • Examination
    The doctor will try to understand how your body is currently performing. They may test your reflexes or recommend an X-ray.
  • Recommendation
    After weighing your presented symptoms with the information they gathered during the examination, they will recommend the best treatment option for you.
  • Treatment
    they will treat the problem area with the best techniques for you. You would receive Active Release Technique if the doctor believes it would be the best thing for your recovery process.

Different people will respond differently to Active Release Technique. Some patients do not find their session uncomfortable, while others find it difficult to remain on the table. However, this will depend largely on the patient’s injury and their tolerance to pain.

There are no constrictions for Active Release Technique, so our chiropractors are able to treat a wide variety of patients with this procedure. As always, she will consult with each patient, do a full examination, and get a complete understanding of their condition before recommending any type of treatment plan. If an RxWellness chiropractor does recommend Active Release Technique for you, the recovery benefits are substantial.

Active Release Technique Combined With Chiropractic Care

During the session, our chiropractors will position you in a way so that the muscles of the affected area are shortened. They will then apply a small amount of hands-on tension and have you lengthen the muscles while she holds the tension in place. They will apply this technique throughout various parts of the affected area before you begin to feel the full release of tension. The entire process can be described as a deep tissue massage with stretching and movement. Depending on your tolerance for pain and the extent of your condition, you may find the entire experience either pleasant or unbearable.

Choosing to work with a chiropractor can help relieve a lot of your pain, and at RxWellness Spine & Health in Tysons, VA we will do everything we can to help you walk out feeling much better than when you arrived. Our brain does a really good job of tuning out constant stimulation so it can focus on new information, and there is probably a lot of pain and tension that your brain is currently tuning out. We can let you relieve your discomfort instead of ignoring it. At the RxWellness Spine and Health Tysons location, we have chiropractors who will provide quality care and active release technique, if necessary.  If you have any questions, you can give us a call at (703) 904-9666 or book an appointment online.


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