What is Active Release Technique (ART)?

ART® is a patented soft tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. It is an advanced system of diagnosis and manual treatment for soft tissue disorders resulting from:

  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD)
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI)
  • Postural strain
  • Sports injuries
  • General wear and tear

Tension headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, golfer’s and tennis elbow, back pain, sciatica, rotator cuff syndrome, tendinosis, knee pain, and most sports injuries are some of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly, and most often permanently, with ART®. These conditions all have one important thing in common; they usually result from injury to over-used muscles.

How does ART work?

ART® is highly effective in locating and eliminating scar tissue adhesions and muscle tightness. The soft tissues are worked manually to improve tissue texture and tension, and to restore normal range of motion and function to the area.

What is ART treatment like?

Every ART® session is a combination of examination and treatment. The doctor uses his hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART®.

ART® is also unique in its systematic approach. In ART®, the patient controls the active movement during treatment. This allows clinicians to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient.