DYNAMIC MOTION THERAPY/ACTIVE RELEASE (DMT/ART)
Dynamic Motion Therapy / Active Release (DMT/ART) is a form of myofascial release therapy and one of the most effective deep tissue techniques for breaking down scar tissue or adhesions in muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and connective tissue to restore function and movement. DMT involves the doctor locating adhesions that are causing the problem, applying tension with thumbs or fingersover these lesions in the direction of the fibers, and then having the patient elongate the musculature while the doctor continues to apply tension to the area. By breaking up the adhesions and restoring proper blood flow to the tissues, the patient's' condition will steadily improve. DMT protocols, combined with adjustments, strength training, flexibility training, and other therapies allow predictable treatment success when dealing with musculoskeletal injuries involving the spine or the extremities. When soft tissue is damaged or injured, muscle spasm and scar tissue can develop. DMT utilizes several specific protocols to manually treat the individual muscle, tendon, ligament, joint, and/or entrapped nerves.