Active Release Technique
Joe first experienced A.R.T® (Active Release Technique) a number of years ago with an injury he had man
aged for over 2 years. Scheduled to undergo surgery, Joe thought he would try A.R.T® and see how it went. After 2 treatments it was 90% better, he didn’t need to have the surgery and it hasn’t bothered him since.
Impressed with the technique he referred many colleagues and clients onto utilising the treatment. He has since qualified as an upper extremities practitioner, with the view to undertaking the lower extremity training in the next year. The beauty of A.R.T® is that you know if it will work after about 3 sessions, so you don’t have to commit to multiple treatments.
Below is an excerpt of what exactly A.R.T is and what you would expect from a typical treatment.
What is ART®?
A.R.T® is a state of the art, soft tissue 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 A.R.T.®
Soft Tissue damage treatable by A.R.T® could be classified by any of the following:
acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, 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. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This 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 has been developed, refined, and patented by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP. Dr. Leahy noticed that his patients’ symptoms seemed to be related to changes in their soft tissue that could be felt by hand. By observing how muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves responded to different types of work, Dr. Leahy was able to consistently resolve over 90% of his patients’ problems. He now teaches and certifies health care providers all over the world to use A.R.T.
What is an ART® Treatment like?
Every ART session is a combination of examination and treatment. We use our hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
To book an appointment for ART, please contact us on 0431 589 153