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)
Dr. McNally offers more than the typical chiropractor in that she is certified in, and uses soft tissue approaches like ART - Active Release Technique, Graston Technique and Kinesiotaping. I can personally vouch for the effectiveness of these approaches as she has treated me on numerous occasions with excellent results. Of course she performs traditional chiropractic adjustments as well. I find the combination of soft tissue approaches and traditional chiropractic care to be extremely beneficial to individuals with musculoskeletal pain. I am happy to recommend her services to patients, family & friends!
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