Active Release Technique 

Once a problem is fixed, you will need to follow a program of stretching and strength building. If your problem is associated with an injury that occurred long ago, you probably have some weakness and inflexibility in the surrounding muscles. 

Different treatment protocols are used to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is an extremely individualized approach, targeting the specific muscle groups involved in the injury.

  How ART Works 

ART  is a new safe, quick and effective way to treat almost all types of muscle injuries, aches and pains. This is a “hands-on”, non-invasive technique that has completely changed the way muscle injuries are treated. 

This type of therapy was developed by Dr. Michael Leahy, from Colorado, U.S.A., which he trademarked as ART in 1988, and it soon became popular with Olympic and professional athletes and is the treatment of choice for the Ironman.

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How Does ART Work?
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment.

  • The examination consists of the doctor using his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves.

  • The treatment consists of the doctor applying direct tension along the injured muscle while the patient shortens and lengthens it. The muscle slides underneath the Doctor's contact, which allows the adhesions to break up, the muscles to lengthen and become more elastic, and allows more blood to flow to the injured area, supplying it with the nutrients and oxygen required for the muscle to repair and function properly.

Each course of therapy is individually designed to resolve the patient’s problems without surgery, and allows patients to return to their normal activities. Whether you are an office worker, student, recreational athlete or a world-class athlete, the preventative and restorative benefits of ART can help you perform at your best.