Active Release Techniques

Active Release Technique is a patented chiropractic movement based massage technique that can be used as part of manual therapy or a physiotherapy program to treat soft tissue conditions throughout the body.


Active release technique commonly used to treat conditions caused by adhesions or scar tissue development. As muscles are over used, adhesions build up, causing muscles to become shorter, and inevitably weaker. The mechanics of the body become altered, affected muscles, joints and nerves. As a result tissues suffer from decreased blood supply, increased pain, and poor mobility. The goal of active release techniques is to return the musculoskeletal system to its optimal function.


ART® ensures that all the soft tissues that have become dysfunctional and are contributing to the specific injury are addressed.


The majority of injuries respond very well to ART® treatment, especially when combined with the appropriate home stretching and strengthening exercises.


These results are the main reason that many elite athletes and professional sports teams have ART® practitioners on staff.

ART® can be utilized to treat a broad range of soft tissue injuries, including:
• Arthritis
• Achilles tendonitis
• Ankle Injuries
• Bicepital Tendonitis
• Back Pain
• Bursitis
• Foot pain/injury
• Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis
• Gait Imbalances
• Golfers/Tennis elbow
• Hockey Injuries
• Headaches
• Hip Pain
• Iliotibial band syndrome
• Impingement syndromes
• Joint dysfunction
• Knee meniscus injuries
• Muscle sprains or strains
• Muscle weakness
• Neck Pain
• Performance Care
• Plantar Fascitis
• Post-surgical
• Rotator cuff injuries
• Running injuries
• Scar Tissue Formation
• Sciatica
• Shin splints
• Soccer Injuries
• Tendinitis
• Thoracic outlet syndrome
• Throwing Injuries
• Weight Lifting Injuries
• Whiplash