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About Active Release Techniques®

Active Release Techniques® (or ART®) is a type of manual hands-on therapy that corrects soft tissue problems and injuries of the:

Some of the specific injuries that are treated:

How is ART® different?

The ART® soft tissue management system is so different that it has been granted a medical patent.

The ART® practitioner finds and breaks apart the adhesion to allow the muscles and nerves to move freely once again.

oft tissue conditions often do not show up in radiographic studies; thus, The ART® practitioner is trained to find the exact tissue that is injured or causing the problem and then physically works that tissue back to its normal texture, tension and length.

What can be expected?

ART® "free up" the problem area by:

The manual technique used by provider is:

Usually a patient will see significant results within just a few visits

What is causing the pain?

Scar tissue that builds up between the muscle layers acts like a glue restricting the normal sliding motions of the various tissue layers

Restricted range of motion and muscle imbalance leads to poor biomechanics.

Who can benefit from ART®?

What we hear most is, "I have had this pain for a long time. Up until now, no one has been able to find the cause. You found the source of pain right away", because ART® provider are the only ones trained to palpate these specific conditions. Seeing an ART® provider is like seeing a soft tissue and nerve specialist. ART® is successful for professional and amateur athletes, people injured in auto and work accidents injures and people who just work hard and hurt. Symptoms vary from aches and pains, to burning muscles, to numbness and tingling.

Dr. Steve Blandford Certified ART® Provider
CrossFit Mobility Trained