Have you sustained an injury and now have restricted movements? Do some movements cause you pain due to a previous injury? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then the Active Release Technique may be your next step in recovery. The Active Release Technique has been most beneficial for treating muscle overuse, muscle trauma, and sports injuries. At All Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy in Bay Shore, we strive to relieve pain or muscle stiffness through non-invasive methods. If learning more about the Active Release Technique interests you, please continue reading below.

Active Release TechniquePhysical Therapy in Bay Shore

The Active Release Technique (ART) is a manual, hands-on therapy. It targets the soft tissues and relieves muscle tension that might restrict movement or cause pain. By using pressure and movement of the patient, ART mobilizes knots in the tissue that wraps around our body parts and holds them together, also known as fascia. Utilizing this technique can restore unrestricted movement to many parts of the body like the following:

  • Muscles
  • Fascia
  • Tendons
  • Nerves

Benefits of Using ART At Physical Therapy in Bay Shore

ART has much-proven success when applied properly. Our specialists in physical therapy in Bay Shore are trained carefully and methodically on how to use it and apply it properly. It has proven to have many benefits, including:

  • Decreased pain
  • Improved functional mobility
  • Improved flexibility
  • Decreased tissue tension
  • Decreased muscular inhibition that occurs after the injury
  • Improve the range of motion of joints 


Our physical therapy professionals in Bay Shore believe that the best way to treat an injury is to prevent it from occurring. The most common use of ART is for muscle overuse and injuries in sports. Here are some ways to protect yourself from getting hurt:

  • Always use the correct protective gear when being active.
  • Rest your body properly after extensive muscle use.
  • Use proper technique in all activities that are physically engaging and demanding.

Contact All Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy in Bay Shore

If you’d like to learn more about the ART method at All Island Chiropractic & Physical Therapy. Our professionals are dedicated to alleviating your pain and restoring your range of motion.