What are active release techniques®?

Active release techniques, or ART®, are patented soft tissue, movement-based massage techniques that treat muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. A myriad of conditions, often the result of overused muscles, can be permanently resolved using ART®. Common conditions treated with ART® include headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems and tennis or golfer’s elbow.

What are the benefits?

Overused muscles and soft tissues can cause scar tissue. Throughout ART® treatment, patients may see an increase in range of motion, increased strength and a reduction in pain. ART® allows physical therapists to identify and correct specific problems affecting individual patients. It is a truly unique treatment approach.

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