Active Release Technique (ART) In Vancouver, WA

Active Release Technique is a specialized treatment method that targets soft tissue injuries and dysfunction. It is a hands-on approach that combines precise movement and tension with direct pressure to treat adhesions and restrictions in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. Our certified hand specialist is trained in the application of ART specifically for the elbow, wrist, and hand extremities, ensuring a focused and tailored treatment experience.

During an ART session, our expert hand therapist will apply specific movements and pressure to the affected elbow, wrist, and hand areas. This technique aims to break down scar tissue, release adhesions, and restore proper function and mobility to the soft tissues. By addressing the underlying causes of pain and dysfunction, ART promotes faster healing, reduced pain, improved range of motion, and enhanced overall function.

What Conditions Treated with Active Release Technique?

Our Certified Hand Specialist utilizes Active Release Technique to effectively treat a variety of hand and upper extremity conditions, including:

1. Tendonitis: Inflammation and irritation of tendons.

2. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: Nerve compression at the wrist leading to hand and finger numbness, tingling, and weakness.

3. Tennis/Golfer’s Elbow: Overuse injuries affecting the tendons of the elbow.

4. Trigger Finger/Thumb: A condition causing finger or thumb catching or locking in a bent position.

5. De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis: Inflammation of the tendons at the base of the thumb.

6. Rotator Cuff Injuries: Damage or tears in the muscles and tendons of the shoulder.

7. Frozen Shoulder: Stiffness and limited range of motion in the shoulder joint.

Experience the difference of expert care with Active Release Technique in Vancouver, WA. Contact our certified hand therapists today to begin your journey toward optimal health and well-being.

How Does Active Release Technique Work in Vancouver, WA?

Your therapist uses their hands to pinpoint the target area for treatment and applies pressure as you move, or they move you. They apply a blend of tension and movement, positioning the body part to shorten the muscle and then lengthen it until a release is felt.

Improved symptoms may be noticed after the first session of the Active Release Technique, but the number of visits needed for full benefits varies based on the severity of the condition.

What Does It Mean To Be Saebo Certified?

As certified hand therapists specializing in Active Release Techniques, we are proud to be Saebo Certified. This certification reflects our dedication to providing exceptional care for individuals with neurological injuries such as strokes or brain injuries. Our Saebo Certification means we possess specialized skills in using Saebo’s revolutionary rehabilitation devices, enhancing our ability to deliver targeted, effective therapy. These innovative tools, combined with our expertise in Active Release Techniques, allow us to offer a comprehensive approach to motor recovery and overall quality of life improvement. Our clients benefit from a unique blend of therapy, where the precision of Active Release Techniques is complemented by the advanced technology of Saebo’s devices, ensuring a highly personalized and effective rehabilitation experience.

Take the First Step Towards Recovery!

If you are experiencing hand pain, limited mobility, or dysfunction, it’s time to take action. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our certified hand specialist and discover how Active Release Technique can help you regain pain-free movement and improve your quality of life. Our dedicated team is here to guide you on your path to recovery and support you every step of the way.

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Charles S

“Professional courteous knowledgeable physical therapy provider.”

Ayla J

“Amy is wonderful. I come here for overuse pains and strains, and I feel lucky to have met her on my journey. Her energy is inviting and I trust her with my hands. I work in esthetics so my hands are my life. She has helped diminish pain each time I go and I find her very knowledgeable discovering different therapies per my concerns that are changing. I feel like each time my hand gets better I uncover a new part that needs attention because it’s been hiding pain. By the end of this, I feel like my wrists will have had a full circle therapy. Five Stars. Bonus 6th star because I find myself wanting to do the exercises/stretches because they are short and sweet.”