Are you suffering from chronic or acute muscle pain? Chances are, you’ve tried your fair share of pain relief methods, and have perhaps had little or no success. If you are tired of merely alleviating symptoms instead of discovering a permanent solution, the team at Integrated Health Solutions is excited to offer you the Active Release Technique.
Active Release Technique (ART) is a soft tissue treatment that focuses on eliminating the cause of pain, rather than covering up symptoms. ART is a patented, evidence-based soft tissue therapy. Because of its advanced techniques, providers are required to have a thorough knowledge of the human body and how tendons, muscles, and tissues interact. Understanding how these elements cooperate is necessary in discovering why there is pain and what must be done to permanently resolve it.
Dr. Charbel Harb is an ART expert who has trained with a team formed by >Dr. P Michael Leahy, developer of the ART technique. ART is one of the most modern methods for treating overused muscles, and Dr. Charbel is well versed at the ART movements and protocols that effectively heal various soft tissue conditions such as headaches, back pain, muscle tears, and many more.
In conjunction with other complementary therapies used by Integrated Health Solutions, the Active Release Technique is one of the building blocks in creating wellness and healing plans that are tailored to each individual patient.
What conditions can be treated using ART?
If you are suffering from chronic pain, ART can be used as a treatment option for dozens of conditions, including but not limited to:
Most joint and muscle soreness in the body is due to scar tissue that has formed after an injury. Through the use of coordinated massage techniques, scar tissue can often be permanently removed, healing patients and increasing tissue mobility.
What should I expect with ART treatment?
When a patient comes into the IHS offices to undergo ART treatment, a comprehensive history, intake exam and careful analysis of the soft tissue functionality will be conducted to better understand the underlying cause of the pain. The soft tissue analysis is accomplished using Active Palpation, a hands-on technique developed to detect soft tissue abnormalities and dysfunction typically without the use of ultrasound or MRI technology.
The Science and Philosophy Behind ART
If you are experiencing tightness and pain, you may be suffering from built up scar tissue or other problems preventing full use and range of motion of your soft tissue. As a result, this dense scar tissue can bind your muscles, causing serious pain and restricting movement. Through ART, scar tissue can be identified, and the process of gently releasing your affected muscles and removing that scar tissue can begin.
The patients of Integrated Health Solutions are witnessing dramatic results and enjoying restored muscle movement, as well as the elimination of pain. The field success of ART is proving what the studies have already shown: It is effective in healing both severe and minor injuries; it is effective in permanently alleviating pain at the source; and it is effective in restoring tissue extensibility which can cause knee pain, tennis elbow, and other conditions.
When a patient comes into the IHS offices to undergo ART treatment, a comprehensive history, intake exam and careful analysis of the soft tissue functionality will be conducted to better understand the underlying cause of the pain. The soft tissue analysis is accomplished using , a hands-on technique developed to detect soft tissue abnormalities and dysfunction typically without the use of ultrasound or MRI technology.
Our Personalized Approach to Your Health
Dr. Charbel Harb knows that each person’s experience is different, as is each person’s pain. Integrated Health Solutions works first toward understanding your unique symptoms before developing a comprehensive, personalized healing plan. Through the use of integrated techniques that combine traditional medicine with the latest discoveries in science, we are able to offer clinically tested and proven therapies.
Additional therapies offered at IHS that can complement ART techniques include acupuncture, physical rehabilitation, and posture analysis, as well as specialized treatments for sports injuries, TMJ, headaches and neck pain. The therapies we use have been developed through years of training, scientific research, and evidence-based clinical experience in an effort to bring our patients the widest variety of effective healing methods and rehabilitation options.
All of the doctors in the IHS office have years of experience with these therapies, as well as professional training, medical degrees, and individual research which assist in their ability to offer each patient a personalized healing plan that is not only specific to their needs but also based in the most recent developments in medicine.
“Dr Charbel was very flexible with his appointment times and made sure he was available as I needed him.”
“He has been the most caring and engaging doctor I have ever visited.”
“I have met only one other doctor, who not only cared about what was going on in his office, but my life outside as well.”
“I have been completely delighted with his care. He is attentive, caring and very effective at his practice.”
“Upon arrival, Dr Charbel instantly made us feel comfortable. He has an endearing personally that made us feel at home.”
“I did not know what to expect but immediately upon entering Integrated Health Solutions, I felt welcomed and comfortable.”
“He was a breath of fresh air. He took time to evaluate what was happening, explained and answered all of my questions.”
“He genuinely cares about his patients and wants to see them heal without always visiting him for help.”
“When I reached for the meds, I realized I had not taken pain meds the night before but, had actually taken my calcium pills.”
“I applaud the ethical standards you provide your patients as well as your caring heart.”