Active Release Technique (ART)

the gold standard of soft-tissue therapy

Active Release Technique (ART) is a world-renown treatment of the body’s soft-tissues (i.e., muscles, tendons, fascia). Its effectiveness has made it one of the most sought-after treatments amongst the active population. PROPEL’s chiropractors utilize ART in every treatment plan.

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CHROPRACTIC

The ultimate mechanic of the body. A chiropractor utilizes a number of scientific evidence-based tools to treat ailments and PROPEL your body’s performance

PHYSIOTHERAPY

A physiotherapist is a movement specialist that assesses your function, determines your limitations, and helps choose the best course of action to keep you moving

MASSAGE THERAPY

The master of muscle work. A registered massage therapist eases tension and strain in the body’s soft tissues utilizing a variety of hands-on technique 

EXERCISE MEDICINE

A fundamental part in injury recovery, nurturing your body’s functions and prevention of future ailments. Our practitioners design and implement workouts with your health-history and wellness in mind. Your sessions are billed directly to your insurance

MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE

CONTEMPORARY APPROACH TO ACUPUNCTURE

Acupuncture has been widely studied as a treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. Contemporary Medical Acupuncture uses a neuro-functional approach to treating pain and dysfunction in the body.

CUSTOM-FIT ORTHOTCS

CORRECTING MECHANICS FROM THE GROUND UP

Custom-fit orthotics have been found to help relieve a number of ailments from the foot all the way up to the low back. PROPEL’s practitioners will do a thorough exam to determine if you could benefit from custom-fit insoles.

ORTHOPAEDIC BRACING

BETTER FIT, BETTER SUPPORT, BETTER PERFORMANCE

Bracing can be used as an external support to a painful joint, or following an injury. Custom-fit braces are specifically made to fit your body, so you can move safely, without worry.

CONDITIONING PROGRAM DESIGN

GOAL-SPECIFIC TRAINING TAILORED TO YOU

Have a goal to run a marathon? Want to be on the top of your game? If you aren’t incorporating strength and conditioning into your training, you are completely missing the boat. Let our healthcare experts tailor-fit your strength and conditioning program to your goals.

EXERCISE TECHNIQUE ANALYSIS

A BIOMECHANICAL CRITIQUE OF YOUR TECHNIQUE

Numerous scientific studies have determined that HOW you perform your exercise or sport matters! Weather you are a thrower, golfer, weight-lifter or runner, let PROPEL’s healthcare experts show you how you can do it better, so you can improve your performance and decrease your risk of injury.

EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS

The greatest tool in the management and prevention of musculoskeletal conditions is education. Whether you are a sports team or a business, musculoskeletal complaints are common-place. Let PROPEL’s healthcare experts educate you and your team on all that you need to know.

CORPORATE WELLNESS

IMPROVE THE HEALTH/PRODUCTIVITY IN YOUR OFFICE

Research has shown that companies that employ wellness initiatives are able to substantially decrease their absenteeism and presenteeism, while simultaneously improving productivity. PROPEL can help you create a culture of wellness within your company.

DYNAMIC NEUROMUSCULAR STABILIZATION (DNS)

A DEVELOPMENTAL APPROACH TO  REHABILITATION

DNS is a groundbreaking approach to rehabilitation, that is based on the teachings of the world-renown Prague School of Rehabilitation (Czech Republic). The DNS rehabilitation principles are based on movement development as infants, and how that can be used in rehabilitation later in life.

PAEDIATRIC REHABILITATION

HELPING CHILDREN START OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT

Injuries happen, even in kids and adolescents. PROPEL’s practitioners are experts in paediatric conditions! More importantly, they are skilled in detecting the root causes of injuries, so they can be addressed quickly and effectively, preventing future ailments – letting your kids be kids once again.

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PREPARE YOUR BODY FOR THE BIG DAY, THE BEST WAY

Pregnancy-related pain is common, and it’s also a major predictor of pain following delivery. PROPEL’s healthcare experts have the tools to help you have a healthy pregnancy, and prepare your body for the big day.

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A SCIENTIFIC APPROACH FOR RECOVERING MOMS

Post-pregnancy pain is common, as pregnancy, childbirth and caring for a newborn are strenuous on the body.  Let PROPEL’s healthcare experts help, so you can enjoy some of the most precious moments of your life.

Active Release Technique (ART) ® is an advanced soft-tissue management system, designed to target soft tissue adhesions (or ‘scarring’) which results in increased soft tissue tension, pain and dysfunction. Adhesions can be brought on by a variety of factors, but most likely are a result of acute injuries (sprains, strains), or repetitive and cumulative strain that that is common in the workplace or in athletic training and competition. 

Adhesions (aka. scar tissue) are a result of:
1) Local muscular injury

Muscular tearing leads to a healing response that eventually results in significant synthesis of collagen. Initially, the collagen that is synthesized is done so in a haphazard manner, creating adhesions (scarring) within and in between muscular segments. This tissue is rough in nature, and can create irritation to the surrounding soft-tissues and nerves, causing both pain and decreased function.

The same response can occur slowly, through a repetitive strain mechanism.

2) Repetitive strain

Repetitive and prolonged muscular contractions (such as those experienced in the legs of an endurance runner, OR in the neck and forearms of the office worker) consequently lead to a decrease in local soft-tissue blood-flow and oxygen supply. In response to this, the body, in an effort to conserve energy and resources, begins to replace the tissue with a form of tissue that doesn’t require much oxygen or energy to function…namely scar tissue (i.e.: adhesions). This leads to pain and dysfunction.

What types of conditions are treated with ART?

All musculoskeletal injuries will have a component of soft tissue dysfunction. Thus, Active Release Technique is often used as a component of almost all treatment protocols. The following are just a few examples of what conditions are treated with ART:

  • Muscle tension (i.e. from posture)
  • Muscle injury
  • Repetitive Strain Disorders (RSDs)
  • Tendinitis or Tendinosis
  • Whiplash
  • Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Piriformis syndrome
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Rotator Cuff Pain
  • Nerve Entrapment (i.e.: carpal tunnel syndrome)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
  • Patellar Tendinosis (aka. Patellar Tendinitis or Jumpers Knee)
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome 
  • Shin Splints
  • Plantar Fasciitis

To learn more about Active Release Techniques, please visit the following website:

www.activereleasetechniques.com

 

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Integrated Collaboration Model

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Your treatment plan is based on your GOALS.

PROPEL’s most comprehensive approach utilizes the skills of multiple healthcare providers within your treatment plan, to help you achieve your goals by the most efficient means possible.