The Active Release Technique & Scar tissue

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Scar tissue forms as the body tries to heal a wound or injury. Scar tissue is replacement tissue that’s never quite as good as the tissue it replaces. Usually it’s good enough. But problems can occur when the body produces too much scar tissue. When this happens in a joint, say the shoulder, it limits its range of motion and can cause pain. Scar tissue can also form adhesion–bands that connect two other pieces of tissue together that should be kept separate. This can happen to both muscles and soft tissue. In either case, adhesions often cause pain and limit function.
The key to treating with Active Release Technique is to first focus on loosening and breaking up the scar tissue. Using hand pressure, Active Release Technique breaks up both adhesions and scar tissue. It uses precisely directed tension that is helped along by very specific patient movements, with the patient stretching or flexing the problem area as needed. It’s one treatment where the patient actively participates in the treatment: that’s the active part of Active Release Techniques

How The Active Release Technique Breaks up Adhesions

Removing adhesions increases the flexibility of joints and muscles. Loosening or breaking up scar tissue increase blood flow. This has many benefits: it allows muscles to work harder, promotes healing and reduces or eliminates pain. Unlike many conventional treatments, active release doesn’t take long for its effects to be felt. And many people can work out right after a treatment, which helps affected muscles regain their function even quicker.Some of the many conditions that the Active Release Technique can successfully treat include:
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Spinal pain and dysfunction
  • Tendonitis and other soft tissue inflammations of the hand, wrist, elbow, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle, and foot
  • Sciatica
  • Muscle and ligament sprains and strains
Active release techniques are only one of the effective treatments for scar tissue-related pain. Besides Active Release Techniques NYC, other common treatments can include the Graston Technique and stretching exercise. Usually, a combination of techniques works best at eliminating scar tissue, adhesions and myofascial restrictions and the pain that it’s causing.
Graston Technique is an instrument-assisted therapy for soft tissue mobilization that is highly effective in removing restrictive scar tissue and adhesions from the muscles, tendons and ligaments anywhere on the body.  Particularly effective for sports injuries, this technique provides optimum results when used as part of a physical rehabilitation regime.  When soft tissue restrictions are removed, healing is improved and normal function is restored.
Myofascial Release Technique Can Help Heal Injuries, Joint & Back Pain
The instruments used to perform this myofascial release technique work to mobilize tissue and assist the body in naturally and safely expelling tissue restrictions that cause discomfort, irritation, pain, and do not allow for injuries to heal completely.
Dr.Pascual has successfully treated patients who presented cases of carpal tunnel syndrome, post-traumatic injuries, sports injuries, muscle sprains, muscular pain, back pain, joint pain, shoulder pain, hip pain, knee pain, leg pain, and more.
These advanced soft tissue treatment protocols locate and eliminate fibrous scar tissue that develops and accumulates after an injury or trauma to the tissue.  Inflammation and tissue regeneration are normal parts of the healing process, however it can create painful and restrictive scar tissue that must be treated for optimum healing to take place.  Since scar tissue does not have the same mobility as healthy tissue, it can cause stiffness, discomfort, pain, and restricted movement.
Myofascail Release Technique Treatments are clinically proven to achieve faster and better patient outcomes in treating the following conditions and injuries:
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Post-mastectomy
  • Caesarean scarring
  • Trigger finger
  • Shin splints
  • Scar tissue
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Rotator cuff tendinitis
  • Achilles tendinosis
  • Patellofemoral disorders
  • Cervical sprain/ strain
  • Medical epicondylitis
  • Lumbar sprain/ strain
  • Lateral epicondylitis
  • Fibromyalgia
For further information on treatments using myofascial release and other chiropractic treatments or sports therapies for joint and back pain, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Pascual please contact us or call 904-999-7873.