Active Release Technique (ART®)

ART® is a patented soft tissue and movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. This hands on approach helps quickly assess and direct each treatment session to help provide pain relief and restore proper joint movement.

Active Release Therapy

What is an ART® treatment like?

Each ART® appointment combines both examination and treatment. The provider uses their hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are subsequently treated by combining directed tension with very specific patient movements.

Our chiropractors have received training in Active Release Techniques and incorporate it into most treatments.

ART® Treatments

ART® can be used to treat both acute and long-standing injuries as well as postural related pain and stiffness.  Common conditions treated with ART® include the following:

  • Headache
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Knee Pain
  • Tennis or Golfer’s Elbow