Active Release Techniques ® (ART)

What is ART?

ART is a movement-based massage technique that treats problems with various tissues. During treatment, the doctor uses his hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

What is ART used for?

ART can be an effective treatment for problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. The following conditions, which are often a result of overused muscles, can be resolved with ART:

Active Release Techniques®
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Knee problems
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Tennis elbow