Your Body Mechanic
ART® – Active Release Techniques
ART® is a patented state-of-the-art soft tissue treatment technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
All these structures are commonly affected by overuse, also known as Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD). Such conditions can often be resolved quickly and permanently with ART®.
This technique has been very popular in North-America and Canada for many years. The founder Dr Mike Leahy has spent more that 30 years developing and fine-tuning this technique. It is now becoming more readily available in Europa as well as Asia and Australia.
ART® is used to improve flexibility and function in and in-between different structures.
Every ART® session is a combination of assessment and treatment.
The ART® provider uses his hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves.
Abnormal tissues are treated by precisely directed tension combined with very specific patient movements.
This treatment form require the therapist to have an extremely high level of anatomy knowledge and some form of medical background.
It takes years of practice to master this treatment technique. It has taken Paul nearly 10 years to become an Certified International Instructor in ART®, enabling him to teach other Physiotherapist, Chiropator, Osteopaths etc.
Signs you may benefit from having ART® treatment
- Pain or stiffness in your neck, back, shoulder, elbow hands, hip, knee, ankles or feet
- Head, face or jaw pain
- Increased pain when exercising
- Numbness or tingling in arms, hands or legs
- Reduced flexibility or mobility
- Inflamed joints