What is Active Release Technique?

Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented soft tissue movement-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Many conditions can be resolved quickly and permanently with Active Release Technique (ART) including:

  • headaches
  • back/shoulder pain
  • tennis elbow
  • sciatica
  • shin splints
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • plantar fasciitis
  • knee problems
  • headaches
  • back/shoulder pain
  • tennis elbow
  • sciatica
  • shin splints
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • plantar fasciitis
  • knee problems

These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

How do overuse conditions occur?

Over-used muscles are caused by acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc.), the accumulation of small tears, or lack of oxygen. Each of these factors can cause your body to produce scar tissue, which can bind tissues that need to move freely. This scar tissue can result in muscle weakness, tendonitis, trapped nerves, reduced range of motion, pain, tingling, or numbness. Your physical therapist may use Active Release Technique (ART)Abnormal to treat this problematic scar tissue by combining precise, directed tension with very specific patient movements.

What is Active Release Technique (ART) treatment like?

Every Active Release Technique (ART) session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The Active Release Technique (ART) provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to Active Release Technique (ART). They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. Active Release Technique (ART) is not a cookie-cutter approach.

Certified ART Providers at Release Physical Therapy

All physical therapists at Release Physical Therapy DC are certified full body Active Release Technique (ART) provider. Our highly skilled staff works with patients one-on-one to develop a treatment plan that may incorporate ART along with additional therapeutic techniques. Many conditions can be resolved quickly and permanently with Active Release Technique (ART). Contact Release Physical Therapy to learn more about ART or schedule an appointment.

What is Active Release Technique (ART) treatment like?

Every Active Release Technique (ART) session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The Active Release Technique (ART) provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to Active Release Technique (ART). They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. Active Release Technique (ART) is not a cookie-cutter approach.

Certified ART Providers at Release Physical Therapy

All physical therapists at Release Physical Therapy DC are certified full body Active Release Technique (ART) provider. Our highly skilled staff works with patients one-on-one to develop a treatment plan that may incorporate ART along with additional therapeutic techniques. Many conditions can be resolved quickly and permanently with Active Release Technique (ART). Contact Release Physical Therapy to learn more about ART or schedule an appointment today.

Dr. Cari Simon, DPT
Owner, Physical Therapist

Dr. Danielle Clare, DPT, CMTPT
Physical Therapist

Dr. Stephanie Lam, DPT, CMTPT
Physical Therapist

Bettie Kruger, PT, DPT, CDNS
Physical Therapist