Certified therapists use Active Release Techniques® to break up scar tissue adhesions

You have led an active lifestyle and perhaps suffered your share of injuries along the way. Now it seems as though your body just isn’t able to move the way it once did. An accumulation of scar tissue could be at the root of the problem, which is exactly what a specialized care modality known as Active Release Techniques® (ART®) was developed to address.

Active Release Techniques is a manual therapy performed by the certified therapists at Active Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Dr. Matthew Gallagher and Dr. Matthew Herber are trained to deliver the patented therapy for soft tissue disorders in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and fascia.

Active Release Techniques therapists break up the dense collections of scar tissue that have formed when muscles and connective tissues suffer injury. Scar tissue limits flexibility and range of motion, causing weakness, pain and stiffness, even with simple movements.

Active Release Techniques (ART) requires specialized training

Active Release Techniques (ART) is a diagnostic tool unto itself in that the practitioner uses their hands to determine where the offending adhesions are and how severe the injury to the associated soft tissues. X-rays and MRI machines are not able to detect soft tissue injuries created by scar tissue.

Some patients with chronic conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome also have experienced relief from Active Release Techniques. ART practitioners have been taught where nerves are most likely entrapped and how best to reduce the adhesions causing the discomfort.

Dr. Gallagher and Dr. Herber hold ART certifications in:

  • Upper extremity
  • Lower extremity
  • Spine
  • Nerve entrapment
  • Biomechanics and gait analysis
  • Active palpation
  • Masters
  • Ironman provider

Active Release Techniques (ART) is recognized by OSHA and the Department of Labor as a wellness, prevention, or first aid measure. Dr. Gallagher is a member of ART Corporate Solutions, helping employers reduce their worker’s compensation costs and recordable injury rates with regard to repetitive motion strains. He makes onsite visits to contracted employers as part of the ART Elite Provider Network.

Contact Active Chiropractic & Rehabilitation at (920) 965-1155 to learn more about Active Release Techniques and how ART can enhance your health.


About Active Chiropractic & Rehabilitation in Green Bay, Wisconsin

 Active Chiropractic & Rehabilitation, SC provides a variety of treatments that promote healing, as well as nutritional consultation and other services geared toward enhancing overall health. Dr. Matthew Gallagher and Dr. Matthew Herber have designed their practice to help patients get in front of potential health challenges in addition to treating existing issues. Call (920) 965-1155 to schedule an appointment. New patients are always welcome.