Active Release Technique (ART) is a soft tissue technique unlike any other soft tissue treatment. It is considered the GOLD standard treatment of Repetitive Strain (RSI), sports, overuse, recurring and training injuries. The conditions that respond well include: shin splints, tennis or Golfer's elbow, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck and back pain, headaches, rotator cuff strain and other shoulder problems, knee and ankle problems, and ITB problems.
ART was developed, refined and patented by Dr Michael Leahy, DC CCSP. Dr Leahy observed that some of his patient's symptoms were related to changes in their soft tissue which he could feel by hand. In response to this, Dr Leahy applied different types of soft tissue work to muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves and was able to consistenly resolve over 90% of his patient's problems.
Dr Michael Leahy, the founder of ART, explains "What is ART".