What is Active Release Technique?
Active Release Technique® is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system. Dr. Michael Leahy founded Active Release Technique by coupling his knowledge as an aeronutical engineer with his experience as a chiropractor to develop this system in 1984. Today, ART has a medical patent and is one of the most requested soft tissue tretaments in physical medicine.
What does an Active Release Technique treatment entail?
Every ART session is a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her 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. These treatment protocols, over 500 specific moves, are unique to ACtive Release Techniques.
How does a practitioner become certified?
In order to become a provider, a licensed medical professional must complete extensive hands-on instruction with written a practical examination. Evaluation includes assessment on over 500 protocols. A practitiner must be proficient in each one before obtaining certification.
Dr. Michael Leahy on What is Active Release Techniques (ART)
I began seeing Dr. Ellen McNally in November of 2009. I had an auto accident in 1993 that resulted in an L5 disc herniation. In 1995 I had back surgery. The surgery helped some, but I was not totally out of pain. As a personal trainer and massage therapist I always had to be aware of my limitations. After my first visit with Dr. McNally I had been out of pain and in December of 2009 I began running, something I always wanted to do but was not able to. I am so thankful!
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