Using Active Release Technique as Sports Hernia Therapy
If you’ve been diagnosed with a sports hernia, you’ve likely already had your fair share of uncertainty, whether it was the diagnosis itself or looking at treatment options. There are many approaches to treating a sports hernia, including sports hernia repair surgery followed by traditional physical therapy. A.R.T. is one of those therapy options today.
Sports hernias are by definition a complex injury to treat. A tear in the groin area muscles, often occurring along with injury to the abdominal wall and core muscles, means a sports hernia is a deep soft tissue injury. This makes it difficult to pinpoint and even harder to reach with conventional therapy techniques.
Active Release Technique offers a new way to treat sports hernias. Working in tandem with traditional physical therapy, A.R.T. has the potential to speed up recovery and offer faster relief. This approach to treating soft tissue injuries focuses on treating specific areas with exact movements that work together to take advantage of the connections between muscle tissue and tendons, ligaments, and joints. By targeting the sources of injury, A.R.T. allows patients to get directly to the problem in order to start healing.
Using Active Release Technique as a treatment option for sports hernias is fairly new, so it’s not yet clear how efficient it may be for this specific injury. In the past, it has been shown to be useful in treating similar injuries, such as torn ligaments or tendons, sprains, and those resulting from muscle overuse. It’s important to speak to your specialist about the specific aspects that could help you. A.R.T. is a possibility in treating soft tissue injuries, and could provide the boost that you need to recover quickly.
However, while Active Release Technique therapy has shown promising results so far, consider all of your treatment options, including not only A.R.T. but also sports hernia repair surgery and traditional physical therapy. Sometimes, a mix of the old and new can provide the best possible option.