WHAT IS ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE® (ART®)

ART® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

WHAT IS AN ART® TREATMENT LIKE

Every ART® session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. ART® is used by our hands to evaluate the tissue texture and length of the underlying structure. We evaluate the tightness and movement of muscle, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precise directed tension with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols - over - 500 specific moves are unique to ART®. The allow providers to identify and correct specific problems that are affecting each individual patient.

INDICATIONS FOR ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE®

ART® is symptom driven release for acute issues and minor aches and pains. Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  1. Acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc.)

  2. Accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)

  3. Not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)

ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE® RELIEVES SYMPTOMS

  • Plantar Fasciitis, Chronic Ankle Sprains, Hypo-Mobil Ankles and Feet

  • Shin Splints, Knee Pain, Under Active (Sluggish) Muscles of Hip or Legs

  • Sciatica, Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain or Instability

  • Low Back Pain, Spinal Compression or Disc Issues

  • Pelvic or Thoracic Shifts and or Rotations

  • Frozen Shoulder, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Stiff Neck, Pinched Nerves

Shona Gilbert - LMT, Active Release Technique®, Graston Technique® CPT, CES, E-RYT
3108 Grandview Street, 78705
203-962-3978