Research

Tennis Elbow

Harneet- Efficacy of ART in Tennis Elbow- RCT.   2012

“ART is effective in reducing (Tennis Elbow) pain, improving strength and functional performance.“

Trivedi- Comparison of ART and MR on Pain, Grip Strength, & Functional Performance in Patients with Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis. 2014

ART and MR were effective in all three outcome measures when compared to a control group. MR was more effective in improving grip strength & reducing pain & disability when compared to ART. “

Gluteus Medius

Tak S.- The effects of active release technique on the gluteus medius for pain relief in persons with chronic low back pain.  2013

“ART may be usable to treat low back pain. ART was presented to reduce pain level of low back in people with chronic low back pain.”

Hamstring flexibility

Kage-  Immediate effect of ART vs Mulligan Bent Leg Raise (MBLR) in subjects with hamstring tightness: RCT 2013

“A single session of ART is better as compared to MBLR technique to improve hamstring flexibility and range of motion.”

Shah, S + Kage, V.-  Comparative Effectiveness of ART and Rolfing on hamstring tightness in normal subjects. RCT  

 “ART showed better improvement as compared to Rolfing in terms of Popliteal angle.”

George, JW-  The effects of ART on hamstring flexibility  2006

“This study demonstrated that a single ART treatment increased hamstring flexibility in a group of healthy, active male participants.“

Neck Pain

Kim JW- Effects of the ART on pain and range of motion of patients with chronic neck pain  2015

“ART and joint mobilization are both effective for the treatment of patients with chronic neck pain, but ART demonstrated a trend toward greater effectiveness for patients with neck pain involving soft tissue injury. Therefore, ART appears to be a better option for treating patients with chronic neck pain in the clinical setting.“

Overuse syndromes

Schiottz-Christensen, Mooney-  The Role of Active Release Manual Therapy for Upper Extremity Overuse Syndromes

“Results at one month and three months demonstrated a 71% efficacy rate, which when compared to similar studies in literature was superior. As a result of this study, recommendation of further use of this innovative technique is justified.”

Plantar Fasciitis

Kage, V and Bindra-  Effect of ART vs MR on subjects with plantar fasciitis: RCT 2015

“MR and ART both were equally effective in reducing pain and improving the functional ability in subjects with Plantar Fasciitis.

“MR is more effective than a control intervention for plantar heel pain.”
“MR is an effective therapeutic option in the treatment of plantar fasciitis.”