Active Release Technique

ART is used to treat overuse and repetitive strain injuries of the soft tissues throughout the body.

What is Active Release Technique (ART)?

When an injury occurs, the result is inflammation, scar tissue and adhesions that can affect muscle, fascia, tendon, ligament and nerve tissues. The result is a structure(s) which loses its elasticity and does not move the way it should, resulting in pain, tightness, and weakness. If a nerve is involved you may feel tingling and/or numbness.

ART is a soft tissue treatment system whereby the therapist uses his or her hands to locate the area(s) of scar tissue, and then apply tension to the scar tissue while the involved structure is taken through a specific movement to lengthen it, helping the tissues return to their normal state.

Who can perform ART?

ART is a patented system of over 500 soft tissue diagnosis and treatment protocols. Only a certified ART provider is qualified to perform ART. At ACHC, Dr. Sly and Dr. Knapp are certified (credentialed) ART Providers.

What is ART used to Treat?

ART is used to treat overuse and repetitive strain injuries (RSI’S) of the soft tissues throughout the body. Some of the disorders commonly treated are:

  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Headache
  • Jaw Pain
  • Shoulder/Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Elbow Tendonitis/Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Sciatica
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fascitis
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Please refer to the official website at www.activerelease.com for more information, or call the office for a consult with Dr. Sly or Dr. Knapp to determine if ART might be beneficial for you.


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