Sunday, April 24, 2011

Chapter 2 page 291 - have you heard of this?

Have you heard of Active Release Technique (click HERE for more info)?

Everyone reading my blog knows I'm dealing with a severe case of plantar fasciitis.  It's been 11 years and has really gotten unbearable in the last year.  Although I still have 4 more PT sessions, I think we've reached the max benefit from that (HUGE SIGH!).  I have been looking into other options and came across this thing called Active Release Technique as a possible treatment option.  Since I have never heard of it, I thought I would ask you if you have heard of it, experienced it, or know of anyone who has?



  1. My husband has gone to ART and it really helped his IT band issues. Apparently it's a little tortuous, but in a "this pain will make me feel better so I'll suffer through it" kind of way.

    You could also look into IMS (intramuscular stimulation). I have quite a few running friends that swear by it (even more than ART) - although they do call it Stabby Jabby. It's kind of like accupunture, but the needle goes into the muscle to get it to release. Sounds gross, but I've seen it done and it's not bad. The pain is supposed to be somewhat like a charlie-horse.

    Regardless of what you decide to do I hope you find something that works and that your pain goes away soon.

  2. I've used ART as well and I feel like my right knee has definitely benefited from it. I would suggest it; hopefully it will work for you! :)