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)
After several years of physical therapy for a piriformis syndrome diagnosis and a minimal amount of relief, I was concerned that I was going to have to live with the condition for the rest of my life. I researched Sports Chiropractors and luckily I contacted Dr. Ellen McNally at the Chiropractic Performance Center. From the first visit I have made steady improvement through her treatments and coordination with the rest of my team -- my physical trainer and massage therapist. I finally feel that this condition will not be a life-long malady; I look forward to being pain free, thanks to the coordination, communication, and focused therapy of my team.”