Active Release Technique (ART®)

ART® is a patented technique that is highly effective for breaking down scar tissue and adhesions that develop due to repetitive use.  It is a movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.

ART® is an effective treatment for a range of complaints including headaches, back pain, carpel tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, tennis or golfers elbow, or poor range of movement.

Over 500 specific movements, unique to ART®, allow your Osteopath to tailor your treatment protocol.  ART® is popular with athletes including power lifters, weight lifters, swimmers, and runners – although you do not need to be an athlete to benefit from ART®.

What does ART® feel like?

Treatment may be uncomfortable at times during the process of breaking up of adhesions, but this pain will subside immediately after completion of your treatment.

It is not uncommon to experience a duplication of symptoms during the treatment as well.  This is a good sign indicating that the primary cause has been identified, and is often described as ‘good pain’.