Many situations require ART due to over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) which can deviate from normal in three important ways:
- acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc),
- accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
- not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).
You will be pleased to learn that many patients respond well, usually seeing a significant improvement in 4-6 treatments.
The goals of ART® are simple, to increase the blood flow to the injured area, break down scar tissue and to restore the normal movement of the muscle or joint thereby speeding up the rate of healing.