Active Release Technique (ART®)

Active Release Technique is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue movement system that has been developed, refined, and patented by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP. It’s the proven method for the breakdown of scar tissue and has become the gold standard in soft tissue treatment. Used by millions of professional athletes, celebrities, weekend warriors, and desk jockeys to stay pain-free.

How it works:

Locate the scar tissue using hands

Make contact with the scar tissue

Brings a muscle through its maximum ROM

Breaking the adhesion down to be absorbed by the body

This will free up the muscle allowing it to perform its job properly

Leading to pain relief

ART can help treat:

Muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves


Back Pain

Carpal tunnel syndrome

Shin splints

Shoulder pain


Plantar fasciitis

Knee problems

Tennis elbow

and many others…

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