Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) is one of the leading soft tissue therapies for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. These soft tissue structures can become adhered to one another creating dense, tough scar tissue inside the body, often resulting in musculoskeletal pain. When adhesions form, they interfere and alter the proper motion of the muscles and joints. A.R.T. is often the main soft tissue treatment for collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes. All doctors at Functional Biomechanics have been trained in this elite treatment and are ready to help any patient regardless of their athletic prowess. A.R.T. can help reduce and/or eliminate musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain associated with, but not limited to: headaches, back pain, IT band syndrome, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, knee pain, tennis elbow, shin splints, little leaguers elbow, and nerve entrapments. Often, when patients experience pain it is a result of a chronic or overuse syndrome, unless an acute trauma or accident has occurred.
A.R.T. has a systematic approach to treating and assessing soft tissue by applying a very specific treatment protocol. There are over 500 protocols for various soft tissues in the body that are unique to A.R.T. When we utilize these protocols on our patients we apply very precise tension and compression where we can feel the muscular adhesion under our hands.
Once the tension and compression is applied the patient will actively or passively perform a specific movement. Functional Biomechanics utilizes A.R.T. to restore the proper motion, texture, and tightness to the muscles, fascia, ligaments, nerves, and tendons to eliminate the patient’s pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction.