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DR. Z. Are you familiar with ART (Active Release Techniques)

Posted by Shane on 8/01/02 at 15:17 (091292)

Dr. Z.

Do you or anybody else recommend ART post-ESWT? I am going on 12 weeks now and I am much improved, but still am not 100%. I am waiting a few more weeks per your recommendation before making another ESWT appt. I was thinking of adding active release techniques to the healing process? Do you think that this can also break up the scar tissue? I've read a little on the search, but was wondering if anyone on this board has had both ESWT and ART? Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Shane

Re: DR. Z. Are you familiar with ART (Active Release Techniques)

Pamela S on 8/01/02 at 18:11 (091327)

I had ART. I have not had ESWT (and I don't need to - I'm pain free!).
I felt the ART was helpful. However, it is quite painful when administered. I only had a couple of ART treatments because I had been executing hard massage to break up my own PF lumpy tissue, and he did not find too many spots left. I would do it between ESWT treatments. It is quite effective at breaking up the scar tissue.

Re: DR. Z. Are you familiar with ART (Active Release Techniques)

Elizabeth Gbur on 8/01/02 at 18:49 (091331)

What is ART? Where and how is it done? Does the insurance pay for it?

Re: DR. Z. Are you familiar with ART (Active Release Techniques)

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/03/02 at 15:22 (091490)

ART has been helpful to some patients on this board. I would recommendation deep massage to the plantar fascia at the inserion.

Re: DR. Z. Are you familiar with ART (Active Release Techniques)

john h on 8/04/02 at 16:58 (091564)

I have not had ART but I had a couple of very bad experiences with vigorous massage of the feet.

Re: DR. Z. Are you familiar with ART (Active Release Techniques)

john h on 8/04/02 at 17:01 (091565)

Dr Z if you are going to try ART would you not also recommed that your foot not be in a painful tender condition? I must have doubled my pain when I had a foot guru take me to all the pain I could handle. It took me over a month to get back to my previous state.

Re: DR. Z. Are you familiar with ART (Active Release Techniques)

Pamela S on 8/01/02 at 18:11 (091327)

I had ART. I have not had ESWT (and I don't need to - I'm pain free!).
I felt the ART was helpful. However, it is quite painful when administered. I only had a couple of ART treatments because I had been executing hard massage to break up my own PF lumpy tissue, and he did not find too many spots left. I would do it between ESWT treatments. It is quite effective at breaking up the scar tissue.

Re: DR. Z. Are you familiar with ART (Active Release Techniques)

Elizabeth Gbur on 8/01/02 at 18:49 (091331)

What is ART? Where and how is it done? Does the insurance pay for it?

Re: DR. Z. Are you familiar with ART (Active Release Techniques)

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/03/02 at 15:22 (091490)

ART has been helpful to some patients on this board. I would recommendation deep massage to the plantar fascia at the inserion.

Re: DR. Z. Are you familiar with ART (Active Release Techniques)

john h on 8/04/02 at 16:58 (091564)

I have not had ART but I had a couple of very bad experiences with vigorous massage of the feet.

Re: DR. Z. Are you familiar with ART (Active Release Techniques)

john h on 8/04/02 at 17:01 (091565)

Dr Z if you are going to try ART would you not also recommed that your foot not be in a painful tender condition? I must have doubled my pain when I had a foot guru take me to all the pain I could handle. It took me over a month to get back to my previous state.