Active Release Technique® (ART)
ART® focuses on muscular and soft-tissue problems and based on research indicating that as result of both acute and repetitive injuries, adhesions may develop within muscles and between nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. The adhesions may affect the function of muscles and change the joint motion, resulting in altered biomechanics and a variety of peripheral nerve entrapment.
P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP, developed ART®. His treat-techniques and teaching methodologies arise from his work in neuromuscular re-education and Myofascial Release. The Law of Repetitive Motion is a unifying concept, designed to explain how overuse syndromes arise from a variety of events rid still fit under one paradigm. Practitioners work with various soft tissues in order to restore optimal function through the release of adhesions. The treatment approach is based on assessing the function of each muscle involved in the overuse syndrome. The technique’s applications are varied and can include care of athletes, office and factory workers alike for a variety of overuse syndromes.
ART Lead Instructor