Active Release Therapy

Denver Sports Recovery

Sports Recovery & Chiropractors located in Denver, CO

If you have soft tissue adhesions, scar tissue, or overworked muscles, Active Release Therapy may be the solution you’re looking for to increase mobility. The highly trained chiropractors at Denver Sports Recovery, in Denver, Colorado, rely on Active Release Therapy treatments to get you back to your peak performance as quickly as possible. Learn about this effective, noninvasive solution by calling the office or scheduling a consultation online today.

Active Release Therapy Q&A

What is Active Release Therapy?

Active Release Therapy is a hands-on treatment method developed by a chiropractor more than 30 years ago as a way to effectively treat athletes so they could regain mobility and get back in the game faster after an injury or condition resulting from overuse. Active Release Therapy is a patented soft-tissue treatment based on massage techniques that address problems within:

  • Ligaments
  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Fascia
  • Nerves


If you have a muscle strain or tendon tear, you may benefit from Active Release Therapy treatments.

What conditions does Active Release Therapy help improve?

Active Release Therapy relieves both acute and chronic conditions that are the result of overused muscles, including:

  • Back pain
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Knee problems
  • Tennis elbow
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Neck pain
  • Tension headaches
  • Bursitis


Your chiropractor at Denver Sports Recovery uses their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of your muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia. Based on how this soft tissue feels and moves, your chiropractor applies precisely directed tension to manipulate and break up scar tissue that formed as a result of overuse or injury. Active Release Therapy is a highly customized approach to breaking up adhesions (scar tissue) and restoring muscle movement.

What can I expect during an Active Release Therapy treatment?

Active Release Therapy involves very specific movements and pressure points on the stiff or painful treatment area. Because your muscles are already sore, you may experience some discomfort during your appointment.

Your chiropractor customizes the treatment for you, and your comfort is of utmost importance. If you do experience an unbearable level of discomfort, your doctor can adjust the pressure. Most people are able to tolerate Active Release Therapy treatments, as a favorable outcome is almost immediately noticeable.

Why is Active Release Therapy so effective?

Because Active Release Therapy treatments break up adhesions in muscles and connective tissue, they’re highly effective at increasing flexibility and mobility. Once scar tissue is no longer present in the treatment area, such as your shoulder or elbow, it’s then “released” and able to move freely again. For some people, ART provides considerable relief after a single treatment session.

For natural pain relief and increased mobility, Active Release Therapy is often the ideal solution to chronic musculoskeletal issues.

Find out if Active Release Therapy is right for you. Call the office to schedule a consultation today, or use the online booking system.

Active Release Therapy

Initial appointment   $110
15 min   $55
30 min   $75

Insurance billing options available