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A graduate of Texas Chiropractic College, Dr. Jenn 

Henrichs has been a licensed Chiropractic for 6 

years and has worked in the field for over 10 years.

To schedule a consultation call 281-412-9642 or 

visit www.ChiroSportsAndSpineRehab.com.

Whether your injury is due to Marathon training, cross-country, 

football, or any other sport; Active release technique can be a very 

beneficial treatment tool. Active release technique (ART) is a pat-

ented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system/movement based massage 

technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, 

fascia and nerves. The treatment can quickly treat back pain, shin 

splints, shoulder pain, turf toe, plantar fasciitis, patella tendonitis 

(knee pain)

, and many more injuries. Most soft tissue or muscle 

injuries are due to an overly used muscle.  Most patients start to 

experience pain when the training season becomes more intense, 

or even due to increased activities at work. Some injuries are due to 

bio-mechanical imbalances in the pelvis and spine, as an example. 
ART is practiced mostly by Chiropractors who specialize in tech-

niques dealing with sports injuries. ART requires very strict train-

ing and certification. Not all Chiropractors or PT’s are certified in 

ART. If your doctor is not certified or taken a course in a few years, 

chances are they are not 

using the technique cor-

rectly.  Most professional 

and college teams utilize 

a certified ART doctor to 

treat their injuries. ART 

Inc. also offers on site 

employee care services to 

reduce employee injuries. 

Depending on the injury site, 

average recovery for most  

patients is over 80% relief in 

4 to 10 visits. Patients who 

do not see relief in a short 

amount of time, are given an 

order for a MRI to evaluate 

for damage beyond a sprain 

strain injury.  
It is also important to look at the feet. If there is foot over prona-

tion, orthotics will be recommended. Active care rehab is recom-

mended to strengthen weakened muscles. Our office also provides 

foam rollers, and demonstrates how to correctly foam roll in order 

to prevent against muscle break down. 
The cost of ART depends on the facility or certified doctor. Some 

will take insurance. If you are interested in learning how ART can 

help your injury, email our office. There are ART doctors around 

the country and we can refer someone to you or a loved one 

almost anywhere they are located.

Active Release Technique for Running Injuries

by Dr. Jenn Henrichs, Chiropractor, Chiro Sports & Spine Rehab