If you are currently suffering from a nagging pain or injury, you might be wondering whether you should continue with your fitness training or you should take an extended respite from training.
Of course, if you take a break from your training, it is highly likely that some of your gains will be lost. If you are a competitive athlete, you might not be able to afford taking a break from your training. But on the other hand, continuing your training can aggravate your current condition.
The answer to your conundrum may lie with Active Release Technique NYC.
Active Release Technique or ART is a methodology that can help treat scar tissues and adhesions which come as a result of overusing muscles. The presence of scar tissue and adhesions puts unnecessary tension on the tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves and can impede full recovery.
What sets ART apart from other methodologies is that it is movement-based. This means that it is suitable for athletes who are looking for a way to move past an injury without electing for surgery.
During a treatment session, an ART practitioner will use palpation on the problem area and identify the areas where there are scar tissues and adhesions. When scar tissues and adhesions are found, the ART practitioner will ask the patient to move while pressure is applied on the area.
However, ART can be quite uncomfortable. But this discomfort is just a small price to pay for recovery from pain and restoration of your mobility.
ART practitioners often prescribe mobility exercises to supplement the actual treatment. But apart from ART and the mobility exercises, getting ample rest is also recommended.
Before undergoing ART treatment, it is imperative to undergo a thorough examination that will rule out trauma to the affected areas on your body. In some instances, imaging is required prior to treatment.
Once trauma has been ruled out, the ART practitioner will subject the patient to a movement assessment. The goal of this assessment is to find dysfunctions. The practitioner may also ask the patient to perform movements that are painful. At the same time, the practitioner will palpate the affected area. Overall, the goal of ART is to target the cause of the problem instead of providing temporary relief from the symptoms.
With ART, you do not have to get stuck on making a choice between continuing your fitness training and taking an extended break from it.