Active Release Techniques

Our unique approach to providing comprehensive programs-of-care.

At Guelph Rehab Centre, our focus is to provide various treatment programs rather than just a menu of services to choose from. Our success is in our ability to harness the collective expertise of various healthcare professionals to deliver unique combinations of treatment within our programs-of-care. Some of our key programs include: Headaches & Migraines. Back & Neck Pain. Motor vehicle accident injuries (through auto insurance). Work injuries (through WSIB insurance). Our collaborative, comprehensive treatment model is at the heart

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Whether you’re young or old, we’ve all experienced a headache many times. And while the cause and severity of each one may have been slightly different, they were most likely all as equally debilitating and aggravating. But have you ever stopped to think about what causes these irritating conditions, why each one feels slightly different and how you can prevent future headaches? Lucky for you, this article is going to do precisely that. We’ll explain what a headache is, what

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Golfer’s Elbow and ART

What is Golfers Elbow?   Golfers Elbow, also known as Medial Epicondylitis, responds extremely well to treatments with Active Release Technique. Within four to six treatments, we have a proven success rate of well over 90%. Golfer’s Elbow usually occurs when rigid, underused tendons are suddenly stressed. This can be caused by direct trauma, overuse, improper technique, equipment error (grip size) or even problems from repetitive motion. Repetitive motion is the most common cause of Golfers Elbow. The condition causes muscle and tendon pain which

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Active Release Technique (ART) is a soft tissue therapy used to relieve pain associated with chronic conditions or injuries. Developed over 30 years ago to treat high performance athletes, ART combines applied tension with patient movements, making it one of the most innovative and effect treatments available. Here are some of the top benefits of ART: Increases FlexibilityBy relaxing muscles naturally and reducing tough adhesions around muscles and joints, ART can help increase flexibility. Treatment for SciaticaThe sciatic nerve runs down the leg,

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At Guelph Rehab, we treat many different conditions every day. Some are motor vehicle accident related, some are sports related, and some are work related. And when it comes to these work-related injuries, we often find that the majority of them are caused by lousy workplace ergonomics— specifically a patient’s desk and chair positioning. That is why we’ve focused this month’s blog post on providing tips for making your workspace as ergonomic as possible. By creating an ergonomic workspace, you’ll

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As a patient, when you require rehabilitation treatment, you’re faced with having to make a tough decision in choosing the clinic that will help you get back to your usual self. And to add to the already mountainous amount of pressure, the clocks ticking, as every day you’re not receiving treatment you have to manage the pain or discomfort yourself. And with so many clinics seemingly offering identical services, how do you choose the right one for you? As a

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Every new year brings a fresh start. And typically, many of us greet this new beginning by challenging ourselves to complete various resolutions before the year comes to a close again. And while we’re all for achieving your goals, these resolutions can put a lot of stress on people, relationships and families. They can make things tense and unenjoyable and get us away from making 2019 the best and most enjoyable year yet. So rather than provide you with a

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As a neuromuscular rehabilitation clinic, we still see our fair share of athletes. And while people performing general everyday tasks at home or work don’t necessarily require a recovery session (however, it does help), athletes put a lot more stress and pressure on their bodies during a game, activity or workout. This additional stress requires athletes to take extra precautionary measures upon finishing to ensure they do not suffer a potentially season-ending injury. These measures go beyond the typical protein

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Active Release Techniques, also known as A.R.T, have become one of the most sought-after advanced soft tissue treatments in the world. Why? Because when applied by an A.R.T certified provider it is known to be extremely effective— up to a 90% success rate. A.R.T is a highly skilled and advanced form of soft tissue treatment for many conditions and can typically show results in just a few treatments. Some of the conditions treated with A.R.T are: Headaches and migrainesNerve entrapments (sciatica,

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FIVE CONDITIONS THAT BENEFIT FROM SHOCKWAVE THERAPY To some, Shockwave Therapy or Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) may sound intimidating, but it’s actually quite simple and not at all scary. Shockwave Therapy uses transient pressure oscillations (pressure waves) to help break down scar tissue and adhesions, stimulate circulation and stimulate natural cellular healing activity. When compared to other types of treatment, Shockwave Therapy has many advantages, including faster healing times, reduced pain symptoms and an improvement in function. Many of which, can be