Active Release Technique in Colorado Springs CO
Champion Health Associates, your chiropractor in Colorado Springs CO, is the exclusive instruction and credentialing center for ART worldwide. This soft tissue treatment was invented by Champion Health founder, Dr. Leahy. ART® is a patented soft tissue system of movement-based massage that relieves and leads to recovery caused by overused muscles including:
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel and Repetitive Stress
- Joint Pain
- Numbing Sprains
- Foot Pain
- Shoulder Pain
Optimize Your Athletic Performance In Colorado Springs CO
Champion ART Performance Care is a unique approach to help you perform at your best while training and competing utilizing ART treatment.
Effcient movement is the key to optimum performance. When your muscles are moving fully and freely, your performance will be enhanced.
For example, the extreme demands of the Ironman ® Triathlon can damage muscle. Normal muscle acts like a bundle of rubber bands – able to shorten and lengthen freely. Adhesions, a result of fibrous scar tissue, builds up within muscle fibers when a muscle is overused.
- Injuries (like tearing from a muscle pull)
- Micro trauma (the accumulation of small injuries over time)
- Hypoxia (when a muscle doesn’t get enough oxygen, adhesions build up)
- Excessive friction (during movement, muscles must slide against other structures, muscles, nerve, etc.)
Over time, the build-up of scar tissue adhesions will cause noticeable symptoms like pain and weakness. However, long before symptoms are felt, athletic performance is influenced – this is especially true for distance athletes.
ART is a soft tissue treatment system designed to identify and treat scar tissue adhesions.
ART is the treatment of choice for injuries to muscles, tendons, nerves, etc., but Champion Performance Care utilizing ART, is designed for athletic performance enhancement.
Evaluation: A Champion certified ART biomechanics practitioner observe the athlete’s movements and determine which muscles are hindering their performance.
Treatment: Champion providers will then apply ART treatment protocols specific to the injured muscles to release adhesions and help the athlete achieve their optimal performance.