WHAT IS Active Release Technique (Art)?
ART is one of the most effective forms of treatment for repetitive-motion injuries. It has helped Olympic athletes achieve gold medals, and allowed injured athletes to quickly return to their training protocols. With a success rate of over 90%, Active Release Technique has become one of most sought after soft tissue treatments in the world today.
ART or Active Release Techniques is a method of treatment that specifically finds and releases areas of scar tissue and adhesion. Becoming proficient in ART is comparable to learning to read Braille, and much the same is a very difficult skill to master. Certified ART practitioners are carefully trained in this procedure.
By releasing areas of scar tissue, ART can help with numerous conditions that affect the various soft tissues and result in pain, numbness, weakness or loss of mobility. It is especially effective in dealing with over use or Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI's).
Because of it's ability to very specifically locate and release sites with scar tissue or adhesion, ART is a very advanced therapeutic treatment in the care of soft tissue injuries. The 'release' is accomplished by lengthening muscles, ligaments and tendons or pulling a nerve along its path. As this motion is happening the ART practitioner applies specific pressure to split the scar tissue that sticks structures together like glue.