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Active Release Techniques

Active Release Therapy CalgaryDr. Dan Migliarese has been providing Active Release Technique in Calgary since the treatment was introduced to Canada in 1987. He has worked on thousands of patients using the therapy with excellent results.

The key to Active Release Therapy is having the sense of touch and skill to provide the treatment as needed. It takes years to acquire the tactile skills to achieve the often-amazing results that occur from the treatment.

Dr. Migliarese has used Active Release Therapy on athletes from amateur levels to Olympic and Professional athletes. This includes NHL hockey players from many of the NHL teams as well as Olympic athletes

What is Active Release Therapy?

Active Release Therapy is a specialized soft tissue treatment where the practitioner skillfully locates muscle and joint injuries that manifest in scar tissue and trigger areas. This scar tissue is the most common cause of pain in the body. Very similar to a hardened tough area in a piece of steak, with training this scar tissue can be palpated . Once palpated the muscle is first shortened then pressure is held on the scar tissue as the muscle is lengthened. This tension as the muscle is stretched releases scar tissue. The sensation in most cases for the patient is a good hurt. Most patients will say “oh that hurts and feels good at the same time”.

Active Release Therapy reduces scar tissue, restores normal blood supply, increases range of motion, increases muscle strength and flexibility, reduces pain and improves performance.

Active Release Therapy is effective in the treatment of headaches, neck pain, back pain, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injury,
Tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, wrist pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, hip pain, groin injuries, knee pain, runner’s injuries, ankle pain and calf injuries.