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Active Release Techniques - A.R.T.

Active Release Techniques -ART is most commonly used to treat conditions related to adhesions or scar tissue in overused muscles. As adhesions build up, muscles become shorter and weaker, the motion of muscles and joints are altered, and nerves can be compressed. As a result, tissues suffer from decreased blood supply, pain, and poor mobility.


Specific conditions that can be treated with ART include headaches, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome other peripheral nerve entrapments, shin splints, sciatica, TMJ, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and other soft tissue inflammatory disorders of the joints.

The goal of ART is to restore the smooth movement of tissues and to release any entrapped nerves or blood vessels.


Right: Dr. Michael Leahy with Dr. Ather. ART has been developed, refined, and patented by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP. Dr. Leahy observed how muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves responded to different types of work, and he was able to consistently resolve over 90% of his patients' problems. He now teaches and certifies health care providers all over the world to use ART.

"The Gold Standard in soft tissue treatment"

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