Active Release Technique (ART)
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
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 – 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.
“The practice of Active Release Technique, founded and patented by Dr. Leahy, is recognized by many world class athletes (myself included) as the best form of soft tissue treatment in the world today.”
“A.R.T. has helped me reach the top of my sport by treating my injuries more effectively than any other treatment.”
“ART is fast and is especially effective for pain and stiffness in the lower back, shoulders, and elbows, as well as for carpal tunnel syndrome.”
-Men’s Health 2003
“The NFL, NHL, and MLB have begun contracting ART practitioners to keep players healthy.”
-Runner’s World 2004