Active Release Techniques (ART®)

 

ART® is a highly patented, highly successful approach to diagnosis and treatment of soft tissues including muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and fascia. It is effective for low back pain, neck pain, elbow tendonosis, rotator cuff tendonosis, knee pain, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome, running injuries and numerous other conditions.

Unlike other treatment methods, the patient is an active participant in ART®. Every ART® session is a combination of examination and treatment. Examination involves the identification of the soft tissue that has been injured and where scar tissue has formed due to direct injury or from overuse. Treatment then involves guided movement of the patient, increasing tension and breaking up the painful scar tissue. Professional athletes have been using ART® for years.