Dr. Carly is certified as a Denver Active Release Technique provider. She has taken the upper, lower, spine, complex protocols, and nerve entrapment courses, in addition to being in the elite EPN network. Read her story on how she got interested in the technique here.
What is Active Release Technique (ART)?
ART is a soft tissue technique used to treat pain and dysfunction with muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia and nerves. Dr. Carly finds is shines at treating headaches, back pain, plantar fasciitis, joint pain, shoulder pain, and knee pain. Any overuse injury that is a result of repetitive movement can easily and successfully treated with this technique in an average of 4-8 visits. It’s so successful that the Denver Broncos keep an Active Release Technique chiropractor on their sidelines at every game.
What is an ART session like?
ART is a very specific soft tissue treatment, similar to a massage. Patients usually describe it as a “hurts so good”, because tension and pressure is created on the tissue and sometimes it can recreate patients’ pain. To perform an ART treatment, Dr. Carly makes a contact with her hand and creates a stretch on the tissue by shortening and then lengthening it. This allows her to use her hands to evaluate the tightness and texture of the soft tissue. The purpose of ART is to break up adhesions (knots) in the tissue so that it can properly heal and function. Each technique is unique, and Dr. Carly often blends ART with other treatments such as chiropractic or rehabilitation to get the longest lasting results.