Active Release Techniques
ART is a state of the art soft tissue system/movement based manual therapy technique developed, refined, and patented by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP. that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
Conditions impacting these tissues all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of over-used muscles. Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense tissue in the affected area. This dense tissue binds up and ties down other tissues that need to move freely. As dense tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, weakness, and pain. If a nerve is trapped, you may also feel tingling and numbness.
Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.