ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES® (ART®) is a cutting-edge, non-invasive treatment method designed to resolve over 80% of soft tissue and nerve conditions within just five sessions or fewer. Since its inception in 1984, ART has been recognized as the gold standard in soft-tissue care. This innovative technique enables providers to target individual muscles, ligaments, and nerve entrapment areas with precision. Patients are typically required to perform specific movements while the provider applies targeted force to the relevant tissues, ensuring effective and swift results.

Why ART® Stands Out

The uniqueness of ART® lies in its precise approach to tissue treatment using palpation and motion. This allows providers to accurately diagnose and address specific issues. For instance, if a patient presents symptoms of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, an ART® Certified Provider can assess the condition to locate the exact site of nerve compression. This diagnostic accuracy helps determine whether the issue is truly carpal tunnel syndrome or another type of nerve entrapment along the Median nerve. By identifying and treating the correct tissue, ART® effectively releases the compression, enhances nerve glide, and alleviates symptoms.

Excellence in Manual Therapy

In the diverse field of manual therapy, numerous techniques are employed by massage therapists, physical therapists, and chiropractors. While many of these methods are valid and beneficial, ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUES® distinguishes itself through its unique approach and rigorous provider standards. ART® Certified Providers undergo extensive annual training, including weeks of intensive study and examination, to maintain their certification. This high level of commitment ensures that ART® providers deliver exceptional care and remain at the forefront of soft tissue treatment.

Commitment to Quality

ART® Certified Providers are highly sought after, often found in the training rooms of professional sports teams, hospital systems, and sports medicine offices nationwide. The financial and academic investment required for ART® certification is significant, resulting in a select group of elite professionals dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of care. When you choose an ART® Certified Provider, you can trust that you are receiving top-tier treatment from a leader in the field of soft tissue therapy.

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Frequently Asked Questions About ART®

ART® is beneficial for the treatment of back pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, foot pain, joint pain, Sciatica, Carpal Tunnel syndrome, migraines, headaches and more!

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