A.R.T.® – Active Release Techniques

BIHC Belleville - A.R.T.® – Active Release Techniques

What is Active Release Technique?

Active Release Techniques treatment is a hands-on touch and case management system that allows a practitioner to diagnose and treat soft-tissue injuries. Soft tissue refers primarily to muscle, tendon, fascia, and nerves. Specific injuries that apply are: repetitive strains, acute & cumulative trauma, adhesions, tissue hypoxia (decrease in oxygen), and joint dysfunction.

How does Active Release Technique Work?

Certified A.R.T.® practitioners are able to locate areas of fibrosis/scar tissue development in the body’s tissue. Using a combination of digital pressure and tissue motion, the practitioner is able to selectively “stretch” specific soft tissue structures which “breaks-up” adhesions both within, and between tissues. Following this, specific exercises and stretches are prescribed which influence the body to repair and replace the formerly fibrotic tissue with healthy tissue.

When used in combination with a specifically tailored rehabilitation program, A.R.T.® can help the body regenerate new tissues and correct biomechanical faults caused by adhesion development.