Active Release Technique™ (ART)
ART is a new, cutting-edge approach used in treating overuse injuries of the muscles, tendons, nerves, and surrounding soft tissue. The ART system provides a way to diagnose and treat underlying causes of symptoms such as pain, numbness, tingling, and burning. Some examples of conditions that can be helped include carpal tunnel syndrome and chronic lower back, neck, and shoulder pain.
The procedure involves the doctor locating the lesions in the soft tissue (by palpation of the area). He then "traps" the shortened tissue and lengthens it by breaking up any adhesions. This motion restores gliding between the tissues. ART is designed to accomplish three objectives:
|• Restore Motion of All Soft Tissues
• Release Entrapped Nerves, Vasculature, & Lymphatics
|• Reestablish Optimal Texture, Resilience, & Function of Soft Tissues