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Active Release Techniques (ART) is an advanced movement-based, non-invasive manual technique of removing unproductive scar tissue and adhesions from muscles, nerves, tendons, fascia and ligaments.

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With the correct application, ART may help free you from debilitating conditions such as:

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  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee problems
  • Tennis elbow
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    It felt like Matthew was part of my team, not just on fixing my knee but helping me achieve my ambitions. Read more »»
    - Dev Nayak
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    - Donna Etiebet
Active Release Technique - Sports Injuries

Runners, athletes of all types, and even sedentary office workers often suffer from injuries that respond excellently to Active Release Techniques.

ART focuses on scar tissue that forms at sites of previous injury or strain and can cause pain, weakness and movement dysfunction.

Our certified Active Release therapists apply very specific pressure and tension with their hands to help contact precisely where the scar tissues and adhesions are and lengthen the tissue in a uniquely functional way that produces free movement of muscles and adjacent tissues.

This technique is like no other type of deep tissue massage, but more like a highly specific functional system of scar tissue removal.

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The ART Patent

Developed and refined since 1983 by Chiropractic physician and former aeronautical engineer, Dr. Michael Leahy D.C. CCSP, and eventually patented in 1994, ART addresses a range of injuries commonly caused by muscle overuse.

ART is patented because it is uniquely different from any other treatment. When you first see ART administered it can look surprisingly simple.

For this reason, many practitioners have attempted to copy the technique. Inevitably, such practitioners do not achieve the same results as properly trained providers who have been taught the touch and correct application of ART; a skill that can take years to develop.

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