If you have a condition that requires surgery, you likely also experience pain, inflammation, scar tissue adhesions, and swelling at the injury site and surrounding muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Our chiropractors and physical therapists use Active Release Technique (ART) to break up scar tissue and reduce pain and inflammation.
Additionally, research shows that patients who undergo surgery in good physical condition greatly improve their chances for a successful operation. Proper “prehab,” including ART and controlled specific exercise, prepares your body and the injury site for the surgical procedure. When you go into surgery, your muscles will be optimized for recovery, improving the efficacy of surgery and shortening your recovery time. We’ve also seen many cases where prehab helped delay surgery significantly, and some patients have been able to avoid surgery altogether because their symptoms had resolved completely.
After you’ve gone through surgery, you might experience swelling, inflammation, and scar tissue buildup in the soft tissues around the surgical site. Our chiropractors utilize Active Release Technique (ART) combined with ultrasound and electric stimulation to break up scar tissue and end the cycle of inflammation, decreasing pain and improving your range of motion. ART, combined with proper controlled exercise, will strengthen and balance the repaired site and result in better and quicker recovery outcomes.