With the New York Marathon right around the corner, it often happens that I see a lot more running-related injuries - injuries are part of any sport that pushes a human body that hard. For that reason, during this time of year, I often bring up issues related to treating injuries or prevent them altogether. As far as treatment is concerned, the Active Release Technique is used by athletes is a number of endurance sports and sports in general, really.
For instance, a professional hockey player for the Dallas Stars, Brendan Morrow, has been known to use treatment with ART to work through and prevent further injuries on the ice. Even more well known is that each year during the Iron Man competition, a grueling triathlon that pushes the body to its absolute limit, ART practitioners are on hand to help the thousands of athletes who come to the tent. It’s a big part of keeping these triathletes in proper shape and free from serious injury.
As with most endurance sports, the injuries that go along with running are of the overuse variety. Adhesions of the soft tissue tend to develop in overuse injuries, and ART can both identify the problem area and treat in a single session. It’s a very versatile system that can sometimes show immediate improvements.
Common injuries that can be treated or resolved with Active Release Technique include the following - Achilles tendonitis - Shin splints - Ankle injuries - Knee pain - Hip pain - Iliotibial band syndrome - Chronic strain injuries - General leg pain
There an overwhelming number of problems that can be addressed with Active Release. Of course, at Living Well Medical here in SoHo NYC, we have seen that combining different therapies can further improve outcomes for some patients; integrating the best and most current in technology and technique is part of what we do.
So get ready for the big race or simply be ready for your next run. Give us a call if you have pain at 212-645-8151 today if you need help stopping the pain.