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Active Release Technique (ART®) at Athlete's Care Ottawa

We are pleased to offer our patented Active Release Techniques (ART®) at our Ottawa sports medicine clinics. This state of the art massage-based technique is used by many of the medical professionals on our Ottawa team, including Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists and Chiropractors who are also certified ART® providers and who will incorporate ART® into their treatment regimens.

Our Ottawa Active Release Technique Practitioners

All of our Ottawa Active Release Techniques (ART®) practitioners are experienced healthcare professionals with years of clinical practice including treatment of professional level athletes. Many of them hold multiple designations and use ART® as part of a comprehensive treatment and rehabilitation plan.

What is Active Release Technique (ART®) Therapy?

At our Ottawa clinics, Active Release Technique therapy is used in the treatment of injuries and lingering conditions that generally involve soft tissues, including muscles, connective tissue such as tendons and ligaments, nerves and fascia. The treatment was specifically designed and developed to treat the debilitating effects of scarring to the soft tissue.

When the soft tissues are injured – and that can happen via an injury or may be due to repetitive motion and over-use – as the body heals, it develops scar tissue over the affected area, just as it does when the skin is broken by a cut or other trauma. Scarring develops in density according to the severity of the injury in question and also over time with repeated injuries. The body cannot rid itself of the scarred tissue, and in some cases, it can become so dense that it hinders mobility, results in reduced muscle strength and causes chronic pain.

Your Ottawa Active Release Technique Consultation

Our Ottawa-based team of Active Release Technique practitioners will assess your condition and determine the extent and the location of scarring in your soft tissues. ART® uses a combination of direct pressure and guided movement patterns that are tailored to each patient to help treat scarring, which may result in or from a number of conditions including,

  • Low Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shin Splints
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ligamentous Knee Conditions
  • Lateral & Medial Epicondylitis (tennis & golfers elbow)

Book Your ART® treatment at our Ottawa Clinics
Athlete’s Care Sports Medicine Centres offers you two convenient locations on Bank Street and Merivale Road in Ottawa, providing ART® assessments and treatment. Our certified Active Release Technique® providers at our Ottawa clinics include physiotherapists, massage therapists and chiropractors. Call us or visit one of our clinics for an appointment today.