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Active Release Technique


What is Active Release Treatment - ART?

ART (Active Release Treatment) is a patented, non-invasive, soft tissue treatment that locates and breaks down scar tissue and adhesions which cause pain, stiffness, weakness, numbness, aching and physical dysfunction. ART is not just for athletes, but for anyone who enjoys gardening, sits at a computer all day, or lives an active lifestyle.

The diagram below illustrates Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI) treated by ART methods:


Cumulative Injury Cycle



ART is a truly hands-on technique.

The practitioner must literally feel soft tissue structures as they glide over and through each other.


ART removes the real cause of the problem.

ART works by breaking up the restrictive cross-fibre adhesions (which cause adjacent tissues to stick together) and restores normal function, tissue motion and eliminates pain.


ART treats more than muscles.

After years of clinical training and discussion with colleagues from many disciplines, ART is the only soft tissue technique we have reviewed that effectively addresses nerve and circulatory structure.

ART has well over 500 protocols with close to 50% of these dedicated to resolving nerve entrapment syndromes.


Certification is the key to excellence

ART providers must attend hands on educational seminars once per year. We have found no other seminar as valuable in providing feedback and skills that directly benefit all the patients at our clinic.


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