Active Release Techniques®

What is Active Release?

Active Release Techniques®, or ART® for short, treats problems related to soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia and nerves). ART® is a hands-on therapy that allows practitioners to identify the source of problem and treat soft tissues in a way that will restore proper function and allow you to work, play & perform at your best.

ART® has become one of the most sought after and successful treatments for soft tissue injuries. It has a 90% success rate for treating soft tissue injuries like:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Headaches
  • ITBand Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sciatica
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shin Splints
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • and many more…


Why do I need ART®?

ART® is needed when soft tissues become injured. Repetitive strain, acute injury or even constant pressure on a tissue can cause injury. Once injured, our body produces dense, tough scar tissue or “adhesions” in the affected area. This can result in muscles that are shorter and weaker, tension on the tendons and pressure on nerves.

Adhesions alter what is normal for a tissue. Without treating the adhesions, the scar tissue builds up and as a result, there is a there is a decreased of range of motion, weakness, pain and possibly numbness and tingling.

ART® can be helpful for anyone who leads an active lifestyle or sits at a computer all day. Soft tissue injury exists in just about all of us!

Please refer to these sources if you require additional information: Active Release Website