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Active Release Techniques

Active Release Techniques (ART) were developed, refined, and patented by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP. ART is a state-of-the-art soft tissue system/movement-based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. ART therapy is successfully used to quickly and permanently treat conditions like headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow, all of which are often the result of overused muscles.

How Can ART Help?

Overused muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • Acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, trauma, etc.),
  • Accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • Not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area that binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, the tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. Trapped nerves can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped, you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

ART can relieve tight muscles, release tension on tendons and ligaments, and ease compromised nerves. It will also encourage tissues to become more flexible, restore blood flow, increase mobility, and reduce pain.

What can Active Release Technique (ART) be used to treat?

  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Shoulder pain
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee problems
  • Tennis elbow

These are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART.

What is an ART treatment like?

Every ART session is a combination of examination and treatment. Your ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Abnormal tissues are then treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols – over 500 specific moves – are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.

The entire team at Performance Health & Wellness are ART Certified at the highest level. If you wish to seek Active Release Techniques treatment contact our team at (949) 476-1250.

ART for Optimal Health

Active Release Therapy (ART) is a specialized movement-based massage technique used to treat a spectrum of injuries of soft tissue. We believe in measurable results offered by ART for a variety of conditions. The entire team at Performance Health & Wellness are ART certified at the highest Level and Dr. Christian Barney is a lead instructor on the board of education for ART.

Let us show you how ART can help you live your best life. Call (949) 476-1250.

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We have carefully cultivated a compendium of treatments and technologies to address the health concerns of our patients. Read more about the conditions we can treat and the effective and measurable solutions we offer to help our patients achieve healing and optimal health.

Comprehensive Health In Irvine California

Comprehensive Health In Irvine California

Performance Health & Wellness is a full-service Wellness Facility located in Irvine California. Our team of Chiropractors, Active Release Technique Practitioners, Movement Therapists, and Wellness Therapists will support you on your journey to energized movement and comprehensive health and wellness.

Connect with us today to achieve your goals for complete health.

Call us at (949) 476-1250.

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