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Active Release Techniques® in Surrey & Langley

Dr. Pannu adjusting patientDr. Pannu at Back & Body Wellness Centre has chosen to train extensively in Active Release Techniques, knowing that it can bring remarkable benefits to people with many different concerns. We will begin with a thorough examination to ensure that it is right for you before starting treatment.

A Solution for Muscle and Ligament Issues

If you have sore or tight muscles, trigger points or stressed joints, Active Release Techniques (ART) may help improve your quality of life. Invented over 30 years ago by Dr. P. Michael Leahy, it was popularized in 1988 after elite athletes attained their peak performance following treatment.

Since that time, the method has become patented and has transformed the lives of over 100 million people around the globe.


What makes ART effective?
This soft tissue therapy relieves tight muscles and trigger points, reducing joint and muscular pain. It is similar to deep tissue massage or myofascial release in that it manipulates the soft tissues of the body.

What sets it apart from other methods?

ART involves you playing a part, moving the affected area while Dr. Pannu maintains contact with the injured region. It allows Dr. Pannu to feel the structure of your body while in motion, enabling the treatment of restricted ligaments, tendons and muscles.

What problems can be resolved?

ART treatments commonly relieve:

  • Bursitis
  • Low back pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sciatic nerve pain
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder strains
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Tennis elbow
  • Tension headaches
How does ART work?
The primary benefit is the breaking up and prevention of scar tissue or adhesions. Scar tissue limits the range of motion in muscles and joints by causing abnormal minding between the muscle groups. They are tough and inflexible when compared with healthy tissue.

Adhesions form so that injured tissues gain stability. Their strength, however, can cause compressed and pinched nerves. Trigger points or other pain may then develop. The soft tissue manipulations in ART address acute injuries, microtraumas and hypoxia. Your treatment is tailored to your specific problem.

How much treatment is needed?

Active athletes might receive ongoing ART treatment one or two times in a month. Once per month or less will usually suit most people’s needs.

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Contact us today to schedule an appointment or to learn more about Active Release Techniques Surrey.


Active Release Techniques® Surrey, Langley BC | (604) 594-3808