A.R.T

Active Release Techniques

Active Release Techniques (ART) is a patented, state of the art technique that treats injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves (soft tissue).  Problems such as headaches, shoulder pain, tennis elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain, sciatica, knee pain, shin splints and plantar fasciitis are just a few examples of an injury to soft tissue. Almost any injury to soft tissue can be treated with ART.

Scar tissue which we refer to as adhesions can form in the soft tissue and is often the overlooked reason injuries occur.  Whether the injury is traumatic, acute, and chronic or due to overuse, ART is an extremely effective technique for finding and eliminating adhesions.

Active people are often troubled with neuromusculoskeletal (nerve, muscle, skeleton) problems caused by injury or overuse.  Most injuries are almost always a combination of soft-tissue and joint problems.  “Dr. Erik” quickly returns such patients to their active lifestyle.

Each treatment session is a combination of both examination and treatment. The doctor uses his hands to evaluate the texture, tension, and movement pattern of the soft tissues involved.  Problematic tissue is generally treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

There are over 500 specific treatment protocols unique to ART. Combining the specificity of the protocols, the properly applied tension, and the precise patient movements set ART apart from other soft tissue treatments.

Feel like you may have a soft tissue injury and could benefit from ART?  Calling the office to schedule an appointment is your first step towards living an active pain free lifestyle!