Active Release Technique
ART 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, 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.
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 - 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.
- Effects of the active release technique on pain and range of motion of patients with chronic neck pain Jun Ho Kim, Han Suk Lee, Sun Wook Park J Phys Ther Sci. 2015 Aug; 27(8): 2461–2464. Published online 2015 Aug 21. doi: 10.1589/jpts.27.2461
- Efficacy of Active Release Technique in Tennis Elbow – A Randomized Control Trial Harneet K M1 , Khatri SM2 1 Postgraduate student, 2 Professor & Principal College of Physiotherapy, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni- 413 736, Maharashtra state