Have been considering forking out the cash for an ART session, but am skeptical as I have spent a lot of many on other techniques. If you want my history, read below. If you don't want my history but do have any info or experience with ART, I would much appreciate it.
-Broke right wrist at 14, minor fracture. Probably could have done more rehab but I was 14, my naive mind was elsewhere. It currently just lacks a little range of motion.
-partial dislocation of right shoulder at 17. No major tears, no surgery. Did physical therapy with some progress, however still some lack of stability when raising to the front or overhead; overall feeling of loosenes and instability. No sharp pain but can get uncomofrtable if overworked. After visiting three professionals, all have said there are no tears and no need for surgery.
-Recently strained muscle deep in elbow while doing preachers. Full extension without weight is difficult without compensation from the shoulder, full pronation and supination is painful; can't train biceps directly and many rowing variations are painful in the fully flexed position.
-Currently am 22, still training but definitely taking it easy. My focus has gone to other muscle groups not bothered by the elbow or shoulder. Concentrating on proper core function (stable abs, thoracic and lumbar extension), calves, forearm, and yoke development
The left elbow injury is the one currently giving me the most trouble. My right shoulder, wrist and elbow have been improving, in fact my whole right side has been doing better. Got a little too jacked on preacher curls and the left elbow goes. After rest, ice, tiger balm and attempting pressure points without much success, the elbow is a little better but it seems "stuck". Not to mention my left wrist, shoulder, and neck are tightening up.
Sorry for the novel but I feel the information is necessary, hell some more might be. ANY advice would be appreciated regarding ART and even treating your own injuries. I have gotten pretty skilled in releasing trigger points using foam rollers and tennis balls. However this elbow bastard is too deep and I can't seem to get it myself.
I just have no idea what to expect from ART: Lots of money? Lots of sessions? Immediate relief? No relief? I understand everyone is different but right now I'm trying to play the numbers game in terms of cost (time and money) and how many people have benefited from ART.
ANYTHING is appreciated. Thanks for your time