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ART Technique Soft Tissue Treatment

What is ART®?

ART®, or Active Release Techniques® Soft Tissue Treatment, is a unique treatment that uses soft-tissue movement to address a broad range of issues like:

back pain
shoulder pain
plantar fasciitis
knee problems

carpal tunnel syndrome
shin splints
joint pain
as well as many more….

ART Diagram of Injury Cycle

Active Release Technique

Often the result of overuse, these conditions can be treated through movement-based soft tissue therapy targeted at the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. The technique was pioneered by Dr. Michael Leahy in the 1980s, and many doctors and patients since have found ART® to provide a rapid route to healing and be a contributor to long-term physical health and performance.

Overuse of soft tissue can lead to a number of problems, the foremost of which are acute conditions such as muscle tears or pulls. It can occur from accumulated damage through recurring micro-tears to the soft tissue, or from the simple lack of adequate oxygen for optimum muscle health and performance. As the body copes with this trauma, it creates localized scar tissue that binds tissue and often puts pressure on tendons and nerves, resulting in symptoms such as a limited range of motion, pain, numbness or weakness.

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