Active Release Technique (ART) is a modern sports massage that is coupled with the movement of specific muscles. The ART program is designed to address the injury needs of performance athletes. The treatment reduces injury and allows the athlete to maintain high performance in training and competitions.
Active Release Technique is a state-of-the-art patented muscle treatment which finds and breaks down scar tissue and trigger points which cause pain, stiffness, numbness, tingling, and loss of range of motion.
Sports that benefit from ART
- Water polo players
- Rock climbers
- Baseball players
- Football players
Conditions that benefit from ART
- Compartment syndrome
- Shoulder impingement
- Shin splints
- Plantar fasciitis
- Rotator cuff tears
- Piriformis syndrome
- Nerve pain
- Car accidents
What is the ART difference?
ART sports massage is not an end-all-be-all treatment. It is a tool to be used in conjunction with a corrective strength and conditioning program as well as a chiropractic program. When combined with other tools, it can reduce recovery time. ART has become a highly sought-after sports injury recovery technique in both professional and amateur sports.
ART is highly requested because it can treat specific injuries when used correctly. It is a method that is highly successful when used to treat muscles, tendons, and nerves. ART is not physical therapy or chiropractic care. While these therapies are useful for treating injury, they do not address the impact of scar tissue.
Active Release Technique treatment sessions are combined with functional testing. Every session involves a test of pain, function, and mobility before and after ART. The ART practitioner uses their hands to find variations in muscle tone, movement, and texture. Abnormal fibers are treated by combining precisely driven muscle tension with very specific movements. The ART method has over 500 different treatment protocols.
Active Release Technique treatments are unique to each individual and session. Over the course of treatment, the individual sessions evolve as the injury heals and the scar tissue is broken down.
Why do athletes choose ART?
Professional athletes must train rigorously every day, and this can take a toll on the body. During training, scar tissue builds up from muscle repair. This changes how the muscle functions and can negatively alter performance. It could even result in serious injury.
Top athletes choose Active Release Technique to stay injury-free and to keep their muscles functioning properly. This allows them to stay on top of their technique and focus on improving performance.