Active Release Techniques®

The Treatment

Headaches, neck and back pain, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, knee problems, shin splints, and plantar fasciitis. These are some of the most common conditions that patients present with. Two things they have in common: they are often a result of repetitive strain injuries and they can be resolved effectively with Active Release Techniques (ART®).

ART® was developed by Dr. Michael Leahy in 1988 as a method to help elite athletes get back to peak form. Today, it is used to help average people combat the results of repetitive strain injuries and muscular compensations. Dr. Paul Taillefer is fully trained and certified in ART®.

Active Release Techniques® involve a comprehensive examination and a treatment plan pulled from over 500 specific protocols administered by Dr. Taillefer and custom-tailored to your specific issue.

The Effects

Overuse of muscles can result in small muscle tears that can develop into micro-tears or an accumulation of small tears and diminished oxygen supply. These can lead to deep scar tissue buildup that can bind and restrict tissues that need to move freely in order to function properly.  As a result, muscles can then become short and weak, causing pain and a reduced range of motion.

With Active Release Techniques®, you can:

  • Correct the issue
  • Reduce scar tissue buildup
  • Restore mobility
  • Reduce and relieve pain
  • Restore muscle strength
  • Alleviate tension and tendonitis issues due to lack of oxygen and scar tissue buildup

The Healing Benefits

Restoring your quality of life is our main goal at Motion4Life™. Muscle and tissue damage can greatly affect your mobility and enjoyment of activities, thus increasing stress and thereby reducing your overall quality of life.

With Active Release Techniques®, we can get you back to you. Back to the things you love doing. Back to living your life pain-free. With the appropriate treatment protocol, we can restore your muscles to their full function and potential.


Are You Ready To Live Pain-Free?

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