Deep Muscle Therapy
Muscles play an important role in both stabilizing and moving the joints of the body. One of the most debilitating forms of muscle dysfunction is a muscle spasm which is the body’s response to protect an injured body part from further harm. Many massage therapy techniques have been developed over the centuries to combat a variety of problems seen at Irvine Spine and Sport. Several of these techniques are used extensively by our doctors and their staff of physical therapists.
Active Release Techniques (ART) Soft-Tissue Management System
Injuries that result from over-used muscles often respond well to the Active ReleaseTechnique, a soft-tissue treatment method that often provides immediate and dramaticresults. Headaches, low back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints,sciatica, plantar fasciitis, iliotibial band (ITB) friction syndrome, rotator cuff problems,and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolvedquickly and effectively with Active Release Technique. It is a patented,state-of-the-art soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, fascia and nerve) therapy system.
Dr. Ken Erickson applies precise tension in combination with specific patientmovements. Treatment is an interactive process involving both the doctor and the patient.Therefore, every Active Release Technique treatment session is actually a uniquecombination of both examination and treatment. Patients often notice improvementin their levels of pain, flexibility and strength within seconds of completing their veryfirst treatment.