Nerves that exit the spine interface with many muscles and ligaments as they course through the arm, wrist, and hand. There are various locations where these nerves may become caught or entrapped.
The carpal tunnel, which is made up by the bones and soft tissues of the wrist, allows for the passage of nerves that supply the hand. Repetitive wrist movements, such as those used in typing, weight lifting or carpentry, cause friction and pressure within the carpal tunnel. This repetitive overuse promotes scar tissue development in the tissues that house the nerves in the wrist, resulting in numbness, tingling, and pain into the hand.
Active Release Technique® (A.R.T.) is diagnostic as well as therapeutic in that it allows the practitioner to evaluate the connections between muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. We will evaluate the quality of movement and degree of scarring within these tissues that may disrupt nerve function and treat accordingly.