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Active Release Techniques


Active Release Technique is a soft tissue treatment method designed to break up scar tissue formation and restore proper function. Our Menlo Park Chiropractic office is one of only a few offices in the area to offer this form of therapy. Both of our doctors are certified in Active Release Technique (link) and have years of experience.

Active Release Technique is a hands on therapy designed to treat soft tissue injuries, such as problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Active Release Technique is extremely effective at treating both acute injuries as well as chronic ailments. Here are some of the more common injuries and conditions that Active Release Technique has proven to be effective for:

  • Headaches
  • Ankle sprains (sprained ankle)
  • Low back pain
  • Repetetive Strain Injuries
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic muscle tension
  • Shin splints
  • Rotator Cuff
  • Shoulder pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Frozen shoulder
  • IT Band Syndrome(or Illiotibial )
  • Sciatica
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Post-Surgical pain
  • Knee problems
  • Neck pain
  • Tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis)
  • Tendonitis

In our Menlo Park chiropractic office we successfully treat a wide range of clientele, including athletes of all sports and ages, runners, cyclists, mixed martial arts, as well as white collar and blue collar workers to name a few.

Active Release Technique has also proven to be very effective for the treatment of stubborn post-surgical pain.