Active Release Technique (ART)®
Active Release Technique Therapy is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with Active Release Technique Therapy. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
How do overuse conditions occur?
- acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
- accumulation of small tears
- not getting enough oxygen
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.
What is an ART® treatment like?
These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to Active Release Technique Therapy®. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient.