Active Release Technique

n 2007, Dr. Lane completed his first Spine ART seminar in Memphis, Tennessee. This is his favorite Soft Tissue Tech to give to his patients.  Patients drive from states away to receive this type of treatment. Dr. Lane has been a sports team primary physician, using ART on the sideline. He has also treated college athletes from the University of Missouri, University of Texas, and Missouri State University, as well as professional body builders, UFC fighters and Iron Man athletes.

ART is similar to deep tissue massage techniques and myofascial release (although it definitely has its differences) because it works by manipulating soft tissue, thereby reducing stress placed on joints and nerves.

The conditions that ART is used to help treat naturally, often without the use of medications, are those that affect fascia (connective tissue), major muscle groups, tendons and ligaments. Most are the result of overused muscles, which contribute to scar tissue formation, tears, pulls, strains and inflammation. The goal of active release technique is to restore normal mobility and “glide” between muscular tissue and nerves. (1) It can also help push joint fluid throughout the body and stimulate the lymphatic system, which helps lower inflammation.

Some of the problems most commonly relieved through ART treatments include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Shin Splint
  • Plantar Fascittis
  • Tension Headaches
  • Fronzen Shoulder
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Sciatic Nerve Pain
  • Shoulder Strains
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shoulder strains
  • Bursitis

You may have seen him working on athletes at the Springfield Cardinals Stadium. Dr. Lane is an athlete himself, and has a great passion for any sport.