Active Release Techniques (A.R.T)
Active Release Techniques is a soft tissue management system which is so different that it has been granted a medical patent. A.R.T. providers use the hands on therapy for a wide variety of conditions involving soft tissue such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia (the fibrous tissues that hold muscles together) and trapped nerves. Active Release treatments have been very effective with many post surgical cases as well as repetitive strain, workplace and sports injury cases.
The goal of A.R.T. is to relieve pain and dysfunction. The basic premise is that scar tissue builds up at the injury site, trapping nerves or preventing tendons, ligaments and muscles from working properly. It’s as if your muscles are velcroed together when they should be moving smoothly across one another. The practitioner finds the scar tissue and breaks up the adhesions by putting manual tension on it while moving the muscle through a full range of motion, to “release” the problem area.
The structure of the body and how it relates to function is the basis of all our therapy at Kaminski Pain and Performance Care.