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Post by Tee on Tue Jul 05, 2011 6:42 am

This is an article which has just come out in the Migraine Action newsletter - I have never heard of ART and I was wondering if anyone else had and if anyone had tried it?

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There are many important nerves in the neck and head, that wind along layers of muscles to provide sensory an motor information for the most important part of our body: the head. When there are muscular imbalances in the head and neck as a result of stress, poor posture, prolonged tension, etc., one or more of these nerves can become trapped in the muscles, leading to headaches which are often experienced as migraines or igraine-like. These nerve entrapments lead to light sensitivity, nausea, headaches on only one side of the head, headaches which start in the back of the scalp and move to behind the eye, and pain behind or above the ear.

Active Release Techniques® (ART) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system, in which the practitioners are trained to diagnose abnormalities within muscles and nerves. By accurately detecting and treating areas of dysfunction, an ART practitioner can release these nerves from any entrapments in a relatively short treatment period time, usually 4 - 8 sessions of between 20 and 30 minutes each. A typical Active Release treatment begins with a history and precise diagnosis of the condition, in order to locate the exact nerve that is causing the problems. Active Release Techniques® is so precise that it specifically addresses over 500 soft tissue structures (muscles, nerves, ligaments, tendons, and fascia) in the body, based upon their biomechanical actions and orientation in the body. The practitioner will then manually locate the exact point of entrapment
and move affected structures through their full range of motion. This also serves to confirm the diagnosis, if the entrapment has been located symptoms will often be recreated for a few seconds.

Reference Migraine Action http://www.migraine.org.uk/media/documents/Challenging%20Migraine%20July%202011%20for%20web.pdf
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Post by whitzendJane on Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:37 am

I was talking to a cranial osteopath about something very similar on Sunday..going to see her on Wednesday. She has been to lectures by Dr Davies and is very interested in migraines and the possibilty of these trapped nerves being at the very least a contributory factor.

She had a good look at my neck and also (I know this will interest Tee too) mentioned that Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction can also cause headache type issues, due to referred imbalances in the posture etc.

ART wasn't mentioned specifically but the description matches what she was talking to me about.

Obviously I will let you know..I have been warned that the manipulation could make things kick off..I fully expect it will as physio had the same effect initally...just hope I can get home afterwards..LMAO

You know me there will probably be a tell out of it for you all.

Jane
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Post by Tee on Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:34 am

Oh that does sound interesting - looking forward to Wednesday now Smile I have often wondered if the SPD is connected - still not sleeping without a pillow between my legs :0 Plus there was the car accident and when I get the neck pain its in the same place hmmmm

I think I might make a few calls down here and see if anyone does this.
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