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What is it?
Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.®) is a patented, state-of-the-ART soft tissue system
that diagnoses and permanently treats soft tissue injuries. These injuries can be a
result of repetitive stress or trauma such as whiplash or from over-use of the same
muscle group doing the same activities. It is a non-invasive healing procedure that
locates and breaks down scar tissue and adhesions that cause soft-tissue injuries.
How is it performed?
Whenever possible we have our patients perform active movements during the
treatment process. Active motions stimulate neurological pathways in the spinal cord
that help to reduce pain during treatment. Motion also helps to reproduce the
stresses the patient will actually be under during normal active motion.
ART® is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The provider uses a
method of healing injuries by locating scar tissue, then applying tension to the scar
tissue while lengthening muscles, tendons and ligaments. ART® returns tissue to its
correct tension, texture, movement and function thus eliminating symptoms.
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®. They allow
providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each
individual patient. ART® is unique to each individual – treatment and specific moves
incorporated depend on the evaluation results of the patient.
Each session takes between 8 to 30 minutes and comfort level varies by each
individual. At times ART® can be described as mildly uncomfortable but the
therapeutic benefits easily outweigh any tenderness felt during a treatment.
Who should consider ART®?
ART® is a highly successful treatment for anyone who leads an active life, sits at a
computer all day, or enjoys gardening. Many daily activities cause repetitive stress
and the formation of scar tissue, which hinders the movement and function of soft
tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves). This creates symptoms of pain,
stiffness, decreased range of motion, numbness and weakness.
If you suffer from any of the following, ART® may be the solution for you:
Neck Pain
Back Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Hip Pain
Golfer’s/Tennis Elbow
Shoulder Pain
Wrist Pain
Achilles Tendonitis
Golf Injuries
Hand Injuries
Joint Dysfunction
Repetitive Strain Injuries
Running Injuries
Swimmers Shoulder
Shin Splints
Plantar Fasciitis
Tennis Elbow
Ankle Injuries
Foot Pain/Injury
Gait Imbalances
Hip Pain
Muscle Pulls or Strains
Nerve Entrapment Syndromes
Rib Pain
Scar Tissue Formation
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Weight Lifting Injuries
Finger Pain
Leg Pain
Knee Injuries
Frozen Shoulder
Hammer Toes
Impingement Syndromes
Muscle Weakness
Post Surgical
Rotator Cuff Syndrome
Sports Injuries
Throwing Injuries
ART® has a 90% success rate in treating these symptoms permanently