Active Release Technique in Runners World Article

Active Release Technique in the media

Runners need to have muscles, ligaments and tendons tuned up!

The importance of Soft tissue work for runners.  In Runners World Magazine May 2013 edition. ART (Active Release Technique) and Graston Technique were featured.  Check it out by clicking here.

What is Active Release Technique?

Active Release Technique

Runners can develop restricted areas in soft tissues of the leg. Myofascial techniques help find and release them.

(from Runners world article by MICHELLE HAMILTON  PUBLISHED: APR 11, 2013 )

Last years issue but still relevant for runners and really all endurance athletes.  Especially so if you have the ergonomic and metabolic challenges of also being in an office most of the week.  If you are interested in learning more about  ART and these other soft tissue techniques.  Active Release Technique, and instrument assisted soft tissue protocols have produced great results for our patients.

Runners have to regularly deal with cumulative trauma injuries (more on cumulative trauma click here) The 5 most common runners injuries are Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Shin Splints, Runners knee ( Patellar tendonitis) and Iliotibial Band Syndrome (AKA IT band pain). It’s great to see Runner’s World recognize the importance of these techniques.

What is Graston Technique?

(from Runners world article by MICHELLE HAMILTON  PUBLISHED: APR 11, 2013 )

A therapy that uses handheld stainless-steel tools to break down scar tissue and realign muscle fibers.  The instruments allow therapists to get at small, harder-to-detect adhesions as easily as big ones and permit deep, efficient work. “I can accomplish in five to 10 minutes what used to take 20 to 30,” says Jackie Shakar, D.P.T., a physical therapist in West Boylston, Massachusetts, who uses Graston Technique on 95 percent of her runners instead of massage.

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If you are wondering if Myofascial release  (either Active Release or Graston Techniques) will help contact us here to ask a question or schedule an appointment.

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