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What is ART Therapy?

What is ART Therapy in Austin, TX?

When you are in an accident, suffer a sports or occupational injury, or just find yourself hurting due to the natural wear and tear of life, you may find yourself looking for pain relief options in Austin, TX.

At Whitehead Chiropractic in Austin, we use a gentle approach to help alleviate pain with many different techniques our Austin chiropractors are skilled in. Our local Austin Chiropractors will create a personalized treatment that will work best for you and condition. One of these methods is the Active Release Technique (ART) which has helped a variety of patients with various conditions.

What is ART Therapy?

ART Therapy is a type of chiropractic treatment that uses Active Release Technique (ART). Active Release Technique is a method of chiropractic treatment developed by P. Michael Leahy, a certified chiropractic sports physician in order to treat chronic pain and injury. The goal is to reduce stress on the nerves and joints by manipulating soft tissue in order to treat conditions naturally, often without medication.

When is Art Therapy Used?

ART therapy is used when pain and mobility issues are present stemming from overused muscles, scar tissue formation, and strained and torn tendons and ligaments. Using this technique we hope to restore normal mobility by establishing a glide between muscle tissue and nerves. It also works to stimulate the lymphatic system by pushing joint fluid throughout the body and lowering inflammation.

ART Therapy treatments are commonly used to treat a wide variety of conditions including:

• Back pain

• Foot pain

• Tension headaches

• Shoulder pain

• Bursitis

• Sciatica

• Carpal tunnel syndrome

How ART Therapy Works

The therapy works by breaking up scar tissue known as adhesions, which limit the range of motion by causing abnormal binding of muscle groups. It is a useful therapy for many who suffer acute tears and sores due to exercise or sports participation, those whose tissues are lacking in nutrients and oxygen, and those who have experienced microtrauma through the gradual process of aging.

Schedule an Appointment to Receive ART Therapy in Austin, TX with our Whitehead Chiropractors

If you find yourself in pain, whether you can pinpoint the pain to a specific injury or not, at Whitehead Chiropractic in Austin, we invite you to come in for an assessment of your injuries, By reviewing your medical history, and using our diagnostic tools we can determine the cause of your pain and injury and prescribe the best course of treatment to help you feel like yourself again.


To learn more about our services, including ART therapy contact Whitehead Chiropractic at 512-451-0115 to schedule an appointment.

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