Success with Active Release Techniques (ART)
I developed a nasty case of tennis elbow after a busy weekend of skiing and playing shinny hockey (a sport I had never played in my life but why not now)? After about three weekends during which I could hardly lift my coffee cup, let alone do any chores around the house and forget strength training in my aerobics classes, I decided that it was time to seek help.
Dr. Rodwin was very thorough in her assessment and suggested that I try Active Release Technique. Apparently, my arm and shoulder muscles were quite tight and there was plenty of scar tissue there, which probably led to the stress on the ligaments at the elbow.
Initially, I found the Active Release Technique treatments somewhat uncomfortable, and I did experience some tenderness afterward, but Dr. Rodwin was always careful not to give me more than I could tolerate. Within weeks my elbow pain started to go away. Before I knew it, my coffee cup was not a painful lift and I began to resume strength training in my fitness classes.