Active Release Techniques®
What is Active Release Techniques?
Active Release Techniques (ART®) is a patented hands on soft tissue treatment that allows us to locate and break up scar tissue following injury. The goals of ART are simple, to increase the blood flow to the injured area, break down scar tissue and to restore the normal movement of the muscle or joint thereby speeding up the rate of healing.
What conditions can ART help with?
Active Release Techniques can help problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. The most common conditions we use ART for are Back pain, Sciatica, Neck Pain, Headaches, Shoulder pain, soft tissue amd sports injuries.
How soon can I expect to see results?
One of the best things about ART is how fast it gets results. Many patients respond well to Active Release Techniques usually seeing a significant improvement in 4-6 treatments. These results are the main reason that many elite athletes and professional sports teams have ART practitioner s on staff and why ART is an integral part of the Ironman Triathlon series.
What is an ART treatment like?
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her 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 with 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 not a cookie-cutter approach.