NOW Offering Active Release Techniques in Calgary!
So what is Active Release Techniques®?
ART® stands for Active Release Techniques. This form of soft tissue therapy was founded by Dr.Michael Leahy in California in 1984. After starting his first chiropractic clinic in Los Angeles he saw a need for more precise treatment of soft tissue injury. ART® is a soft tissue modality has truly transformed thousands of live since its inception.
At firs, Dr.Leahy discovered that the same mechanics that govern an airplane can also exist in the human body. This discovery changed the course of his practice. He began to focus on healing soft-tissue injuries through a hands on approach. This was directed at treating the root cause not just the symptoms of soft-tissue injuries. All while incorporating myofascial techniques, he learned that he needed to address all the tissues of the body. Dr.Leahy also noted that nearly 50% of the benefits of active release techniques dealt with peripheral nerve impingement alone. In addition to case study after case study, Dr.Leahy saw the full benefit of treating the root cause of an injury versus just the symptoms.
Active Release Techniques Application
By re-educating neuromuscular tissues and applying specific myofascial techniques, he saw a 90% success rate with all his patients. Many of which at the time were champion athletes. Without a doubt, ART® can be best described as a dry hands on massage technique. This technique targets specifics tissues which are no longer able to function at full capacity. A certified ART® provider, (like ME), can palpate tissues and search for the root cause of a problem.
Furthermore, with over 500 ART® specific techniques, there is no shortage of possible routes to take in order to treat a number of soft-tissue injuries.