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How ART Helped a Dallas Runner Get Her Knees Back

Linda Kelly of Dallas, Texas thought her running days were over. Now into her mid-60s, Kelly has long been a respected and revered member of the distance running community in the city, but began battling knee pain in early 2016. The pain grew so bad so quickly that by February, she was limited to running just a quarter-mile before her pain forced her to walk.

None of the traditional orthopedist treatments helped her progress to recovery at all, including bike rides, deep-tissue massages, and lots of walking. One of her friends suggested that she see a local specialist who specialized in active release techniques (ART) treatments. The very next day, she was able to run a couple of miles.

In an interview with SportsDay, Kelly said "I felt the difference almost immediately. It made me squirm a little bit, but it seems to have done the trick. The next day, I was able to run a couple miles. I hadn't been able to run in a couple months."

This past weekend, Kelly set a record by finishing the Plano Pacers Hall of Fame 8K run in 40 minutes, 23 seconds.

What are Active Release Techniques?

ART are a revolutionary, non-invasive procedure that can be applied to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves in order to restore them and regain pain-free motion. Specialists in these treatments use a unique course of diagnostic protocols to identify the issue and create a recovery plan. In many cases, these treatments involve a soft-tissue technique which breaks down scar tissue to restore motion.

For those like Kelly, who began experiencing this immense knee pain thanks to scar tissue, this technique restored her motion and gradually helped her build up her training mileage once again. Kelly saw her physician (Dr. David Lee, now retired) twice per week for a month.

Seeking ART in New York

Dr. Rolland Nemirovsky of Manhattan Sports Therapy is a licensed ART specialist and can provide you with these treatments if you are suffering from ligament or tissue pain. By providing you with ART, Dr. Nemirovsky helps facilitate tissue movement during recovery, which breaks up scar tissue and prevents muscles from weakening. These pain-free procedures may be able to help you return to pain-free mobility and activity in as little as one visit, depending on the severity of your injury.

If you have been injured and are suffering from chronic pain, contact Manhattan Sports Therapy and schedule an appointment today! Find out more about our ART treatments by calling {F:P:Site:Phone}.