The Gold Standard in Soft Tissue Treatment

  • Repetitive Strain
  • Sports Injuries
  • Cumulative Trauma Disorders


"I refer most of my patients diagnosed with soft tissue conditions to ART providers. ART provides my patients with an effetive treatment, rapid recovery, and lasting results. My patients and I are grateful to our ART providers."
Dr. Linda Silveira, M.D.

"After being in a car accident, I tried numerous therapies that did very little for me. I then found ART. The treatments worked quickly and gave me my life back. I'm thrilled and a true ART advocate."
Michelle Wallace, Auto Insurance Adjuster

"The week prior to the Pan American Games I was not able to walk or swim due to severe plantar fascitis and shoulder tendonitis. ART not only made it possible for me to compete, but to set personal records. Thanks to Active Release I won the Pan American Games and qualified for the Olympic Games."
Anita Allen, Olympic Pentathlete

Who can Benefit from ART?
What we hear most is,"Ihave had this pain for a long time, and up until now, no one has been able to find the cause. You found the source of the problem right away."

This is because no one is trained to palpate these specific conditions like an ART provider. Seeing an ART provider is like seeing a soft tissue and nerve specialist. Until now, no such specialist existed.

Since an ART provider is qualified to diagnose and treat over 400 structures, we see a broad range of injuries and conditions. ART is successful for professional and amateur athlets, people injured in auto accidents or at work, and people who just work hard and hurt. Symptoms vary from aches and pains, to burning muscles, to numbness and tingling.

How is ART Different?
Active Release Techniques (ART) soft tissue management system is so different that it has been granted a medical patent. In order to become an ART provider, each professional must complete extensive hands on insturction and written/practical testing unparalleled by other soft tissue program.s An ART provider is trained to palpate and treat more than 300 muscular and fascial injuries and over 100 nerve entrapments, which often cause numbness and tingling.

What is Causing the Pain?
Soft tissue conditions often do not show up in radiographi studies. When soft tissue has been injrued, or even chronically tight, it forms scar tissue. While necessary for healing, scar tissue may stick to adjacent structures restricting range of motion and may cause compression over nerves or blood vessels. This condition alters the texture of soft tissue, which an experience ART provider can diagnose and treat.

What Can be Expected from Treatment?
Active Release Techniques, as the name implies, uses motion to fix the problem. Once the injury has been assessed, the provider uses hands on treatment and patient motion to "free up" the problem areas.

Treatment duration and frequency may vary depending on the severity and complexity of the injury. However, most patients experience rapid recovery.