Active Release Techniques® is the gold standard in non-invasive soft-tissue and nerve treatment, including treatment of strains, sprains, nerve entrapments, and other musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders. Hands-on, movement-based ART treatment is specifically designed to quickly reduce pain and restore function. Whether you have a minor strain or a complex injury, ART gets you back to work and back to play faster and more effectively than conventional therapy methods.
ART Certified Providers™ utilize a hands-on diagnostic process, palpating affected areas in order to pinpoint the damaged and inflamed tissue. (Don’t worry, “palpating” just means the Certified Provider uses touch to feel and diagnose the root cause of the injury or disorder.)
The diagnostic process utilizes the provider’s hands to identify aberrations in tissue texture, tension, and movement, continuing until the provider determines the root cause of a condition.
Once identified, the condition is targeted by one or more ART treatment protocols, each combining precise touch with specific patient movements to restore proper function and relieve pain.
ART treatment works by releasing muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia that no longer function properly due to overuse or injury.
Once the issue is located, the treatment proceeds to specific patient movements and practitioner touch to release adhesions and relieve pain.
Treatment sessions last about 15-minutes and many patients experience dramatic reduction in pain and increase in range of motion after their first treatment.
Because the ART system is unique, the results are uncommon. There are no known side effects and most conditions, including strains, sprains, nerve entrapments, and other musculoskeletal and neuromuscular disorders, are resolved in just five or fewer treatment sessions.
Meaning you spend less time in waiting rooms and doctor’s offices, and more time living your life.