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Myofascial Release Therapy

Available at all four locations Wentzville, O’Fallon, St Peters and Hannibal

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Myofascial tissue is the interconnected tissue that surrounds and supports the muscles and tendons throughout your body. Myofascial release therapy is a hands-on technique that focuses on releasing tension or “knots” you feel anywhere in that tissue. Although it may feel like the focus is on your muscles, the intent is to release tension, scar tissue, and those knots in your fascial tissues.

At Back Pain Center, we offer Active Release Techniques® (A.R.T.®), which is a state-of-the-art soft tissue method that is growing exponentially in popularity due to its amazing success in helping heal soft tissue injuries, including issues in the fascia.

Active Release Technique is patented to ensure that only those practitioners with the highest level of skill and knowledge can say they are certified.

How Active Release Techniques Help

Scar tissue and fibrous tissue in the muscles, tendons and fascia can cause pain and limit range of motion in any joint. Dr. Nicholson is a full body-certified Active Release Techniques provider. Through A.R.T., he can focus on the soft tissues located anywhere in the body.

Using a “pin and stretch” technique, we can help break up that scar tissue to promote healing, relieve pain and restore optimal range of motion. Active Release Techniques may help resolve many soft tissue conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Elbow tendonitis (golfer’s elbow, tennis elbow)
  • Shoulder/rotator cuff pain
  • Hip, knee and ankle pain
  • Headaches
  • Neck and back pain, including hip flexors

Custom Care Plans

Your care will be tailored to your specific needs and goals, and may include chiropractic care, A.R.T. and other therapies as needed. Most patients also receive at-home rehab exercises to help retrain the body to move optimally as healing occurs.

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Active Release Wentzville, O’Fallon, St Peters and Hannibal MO | (636) 978-5511