I am willing to bet that you or someone that you know has suffered from soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia) injury in your neck, low back, upper extremity, or lower extremity. Injuries can include traumatic muscle strains/tears to the extreme muscle tightness in the shoulders from sitting at the desk all day long leading to pain and dysfunction in your body. When this happens, adhesions between SPECIFIC soft tissue structures begin to form leading to improper movement and different levels of pain. Notice the emphasis in the word specific. Other techniques are not specific to the point of knowing exactly what is under the provider's hands. This is what separates regular soft tissue techniques and Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.)
A.R.T. uses an expert level of anatomical knowledge and hands-on touch that sets aside itself from other techniques. With a combination of knowing what the action of each soft tissue structure and the ability to feel that specific structure, the practitioner can pinpoint exact problems where others can't. This ability leads to proper treatment of your problem instead of general treatment would be given. A.R.T. use over 300 different protocols to treat almost every muscle, tendon, and ligament in the upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine. This allows us to treat every patient's needs which is why this method is so great
While choices for pain relief are effective in their own right, A.R.T. is now establishing itself as a dependable option for soft tissue ailments, strains, and overuse injuries. As a Full Body Certified Provider, I use this method of soft tissue care in addition to or the sole treatment to neck, low back, and extremity conditions of the body. A.R.T. is separating itself from other manual therapies as the dependable, detailed method of care that you need for your aches and pains.