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    Just a heads up for anyone with muscle/joint/ligament ache and pain that has not had Active Release Therapy.... GET IT DONE !!

    Awhile ago I tweaked my left elbow and it was fixed after one session. Just recently I went in to bomb chest and I hurt both elbows pressing 310 lbs on the chest machine. Elbows got real sore, I've done it before when pushing real hard for those last reps with new poundages. I'll have to go in again to fix em up.

    Anyone with an ache or pain needs to try this. Esp with DC's training because we are constantly pushing to progress with the poundages and aren't just repping away with the same weight for the last 3 weeks.

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    Where you get that done at and whats it cost?


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    • #3
      My right knee is getting worse and worse. I would love to get something for it.


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      • #4
        Originally posted by rugbythug
        My right knee is getting worse and worse. I would love to get something for it.
        I attended a small seminar for my graduate school class about ART (active release therapy), for those you don't know what it is, it is basically a method of breaking down scar tissue in the muscle by exerting pressure on the muscle while stretching it.

        I do know that scar tissue is initially formed from irritated/inflammed ligaments of a joint. Because our body responds to every little damn thing we do to it lol, it lays down scar tissue in an attempt to "stabilize" the area, which is why we get really sore, stiff joints. The longer you inflame this ligament, more scar tissue will be layed down- ART is a method of massaging, lengthening to break this cycle.

        I did see great results with ART, but may not be for everyone like those who has an acute injuries from the gym- usually chronic yields best results.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Subliminal
          Where you get that done at and whats it cost?
          My chiropractor is ART certified, costs me a 10 dollar copay.

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          • #6
            Mikey thanks for that info. It actually helps. Cause my knees always get inflammed. Its been a couple years and they'll always build up with fluid. Now my left one is always stiff. The only time it feels good is when its totally warmed up with blood.

            My friend told me to massage the joints cause the fluid can turn into a paste. Dont know if thats true. But if the thing about the scar tissue is true then i really gotta get it fixed.

            Thanks for making the thread Storm.

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            • #7
              I have had it done several times by different therapists and it differs.
              the first time was the best but that Chiro is in Cary.
              The one is Raleigh I went to actually made it worse.
              He did a lot of weird stretching things with pressure while the first guy broke up a lot of tissue with his techinques.
              Good stuff for people to try at least once.
              As Storm said Insurance will cover it.
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              • #8
                Just out of curiosity, what kinda techniques do they use on the joints? Its stretching with pressure?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by asim
                  Just out of curiosity, what kinda techniques do they use on the joints? Its stretching with pressure?
                  It is holding pressure on a point and then moving the limb through a range of motion, so their finger or thumb is sliding over a moving muscle/ligament. It is painfull and not much fun at all.

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                  • #10
                    I've used a sports massage therapist for some minor nagging injuries in the past and he is also ART certified. Lately I've been dealing with pain under my right clavicle, in the subclavius muscle. I'm thinking of giving him a call.

                    I can't imagine ART being any fun. His massages are pure torture and when I talked to him about ART before, he said it's way more intense.
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