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 have been to many doctors and many chiropractors and I always had pain. I was tired of always having pain so one day I called Dr. McNally after a friend recommended her. I came to Dr. McNally with severe neck and shoulder pain, TMJ and ear pain. She has been treating once every 2 weeks for about a year, this with physical therapy has allowed me to continue to get closer to being pain free. The methods of treatment that she uses involves the joints and muscles, it's truly a procedure I have not experienced with any other doctors.
I feel 100 times better and have a better disposition of life because I don't have the shoulder and neck pain. I'm truly thankful to Dr. McNally and her techniques, I truly found a doctor for life!