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About Triathalons

Triathalons involve extremely difficult training and events that challenge athletes at both physical and mental levels.

In the Ironman Triathalon, competitors swim 2.4 miles, cycle 112 miles and run a full 26.2-mile marathon. Participants range from 18-80 years of age and come from over fifty countries.

The extreme training places a great deal of stress on the body, and athletes suffer from a broad range of injuries, as well as over-use stresses.

Iroman, Half -Ironman, Olympic and sprint events are held all over the world. For the past few years, ART practitioners have been working at ART clinics in the Ironman Triathalons.

Their participation has resulted in better performance, times, and a greater number of athletes completing this incredible event.

Ironman Canada August 30, 2009

Ironman Canada August 30, 2009, Fantastic Race with over 2600 competitors this year.

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How can ART improve my Triathalon Performance?

Triathletes suffer from a broad range of repetitive strain and stress related injuries. The difficult training causes muscle restrictions due to adhesion formation, and results in numerous types of injuries.

Trained ART practitioners perform a biomechanical analysis of athletes to determine where the restrictions are located along the entire kinetic chain. ART treatments are specific and based upon the individual needs of each athlete. It is not a cookbook approach to treating a non-specific diagnosis.

ART® finds the specific tissues that are restricted and physically works them back to their normal texture, tension, and length by using various hand positions and soft tissue manipulation methods.

Once the soft tissue (ligaments, muscles, blood vessels, fascia and nerves) has returned to its normal state, specific exercises are prescribed.

Unlike most therapies, ART® does not require extended periods of rest before you notice results. You usually see significant improvements to the injured area after only two to three sessions.

It is also not uncommon, after only a few sessions, to see a considerable improvement in the athlete’s best personal performance.

Download a Triathalons information brochure!

Dr. Abelson has authored numerous articles published in magazines across Canada. These articles deal with methods for enhancing sports performance, eliminating repetitive stress injuries, as well as informative pieces about Active Release Techniques. You can download and review all these articles from this site.

  • Swimmers Shoulder –  The cause of swimmers shoulder, and how ART can quickly resolve long-standing problems, and increase swimming performance.
  • Improve Your Running with Active Release Techniques – How running injuries can be quickly identified and resolved using the ART methodology.
  • Improve Your Athletic Performance with ART – How ART was used at the Ironman Triathlon Championships in Penticton and Kona, Hawaii to help resolve athletic injuries, improve performance, and assist athletes in completing these tremendously difficult events.
  • Running Injuries – How to increase your running performance and resolve common running injuries…quickly…so that you can return to peak performance capabilities.
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries – How repetitive strain injuries occur, and what ART can do help resolve these injuries. ART has been proven to be 90% effective in the resolution of conditions such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome….WITHOUT surgery!