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 trying several chiropractors, to no avail, Dr. Ellen McNally has helped me find relief from my back pain. From the initial visit to my discharge, Dr. McNally had always taken her time with me to figure out the best way to give me releif from my back pain. Not only did she manipulate my spine but she also did ART (active Release Technique) which I have found to be a key element that has enabled me to feel better. Dr. Mcnally worked along with my physical therapist to help me achieve my pain free goal. I cannot thank her enough. I would highly recommend her to all of my family and friends.