Active Release Therapy Serving the Mid-Peninsula

Dr. Scott Nissenbaum is dedicated to helping patients to live pain-free, active lifestyles through non-invasive therapeutic modalities. An exciting treatment available at our San Carlos, CA office is Active Release Therapy (also referred to as Active Release Techniques or A.R.T.). An effective way to strengthen the body's musculoskeletal system, A.R.T. involves soft tissue manipulation to enhance the health of muscles and connective tissues.

Conditions Managed by Active Release Therapy

A wide range of conditions can be managed through A.R.T., including the following:
  • Shoulder pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Upper and lower back pain
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Recurring headaches
  • Chronic knee pain and weakness

Most conditions involving muscle pain or weakness can be addressed through Active Release Therapy. This treatment relieves muscle tightness and strengthens soft tissues affected by illness, injury, or repetitive use. Joint-related conditions can also be treated with this gentle, non-invasive approach.

Benefits of A.R.T.

While the primary benefit is relief from pain, there are many other pluses to this form of therapy. Soft-tissue manipulation techniques used in this therapy reduce stress found on nerves, joints, and other key points throughout the body. With the goal of restoring smooth mobility between muscles and adjoining tissues, Active Release Therapy can help reduce inflammation and break up scar tissue.

Outcomes include improved range of motion, elimination of pain associated with movement or specific positions, increased flexibility, relief from tingling or numbness, and reduction of chronic pain. Treatment is customized to each client to address specific concerns. Contact our office today to schedule your first Active Release Therapy appointment and start achieving a pain-free lifestyle.