When you’re looking for neck pain relief, physical therapy may be able to provide it. In fact, there are a variety of physical therapy methods that may be used to help you find pain relief, including the active release technique.
Our team at Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation is trained to use all of the latest evidence-based physical therapies to help you. We’ll choose which therapies to use based on the issues you’re experiencing, and we’ll listen to your feedback to ensure these therapies are meeting the goals you’ve set for your treatment process. We’re also willing to answer any questions you have about the therapies we include in your treatment plan because we’ve found that better informed patients tend to get more out of their therapy. For instance, our team can help you find out more about the active release technique that we often use to help people get neck pain relief.
Why the active release technique may help you get neck pain relief
Our Arrow Physical Therapy team uses a variety of physical therapies to help our patients find neck pain relief. However, one of the most common methods we use for treating neck pain is the active release technique.
The active release technique is a method of therapy that uses direct pressure and guided movements to reduce muscle tension and break down scar tissue. Scar tissue can build up on your neck muscles from even minor damage. Once it builds up, it may cause a variety of issues for you. For instance, it may make it more difficult to move your neck. Scar tissue may even reduce blood flow to your neck and be the root cause of your neck pain.
Our team may be able to help you fight back against scar tissue by going through the steps of the active release technique. First, we’ll do an evaluation to determine if your neck muscles are causing your pain. If we determine that they are, we’ll also figure out which muscles are involved. Once we’ve completed this evaluation, we’ll apply tension to the muscles. We will then move the affected muscles in a specific way that may help to release tension. The combination of the movement and tension release may help to break down any scar tissue on your neck muscles.
There are several benefits you may notice as a result of this technique, including:
- Increased neck flexibility
- Improvements in your range of motion
- Reduced levels of pain
Our team would like to help you find the neck pain relief you’re searching for with a therapy plan that includes the active release technique. However, there’s one thing you’ll have to do in order to get the benefits such a plan may offer.
Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.