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Active Release Technique

Active Release Techniques® (ART®) is frequently used by our certified ART providers. A typical Active Release Techniques® session is a combination of examination and treatment. The examination process involves evaluating soft tissue texture, tightness, movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. The ensuing treatment is always tissue specific and executed with accurate directed tension and specific patient movement patterns. There are over 500 specific movement patterns or protocols in ART treatments®, each allowing the providers to identify and correct the specific problems affecting each individual patient.


Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique FAQ'S

What is Active Release Technique® (ART)?

ART® is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART®. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they often result from injury to over-used muscles.

How Do Overuse Injuries Occur?

Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute injuries (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • Not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes’ tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

ART® treatment can effectively break up this scar tissue through specific maneuvers that work with the lines of tension within the tissue, progressively stretching and lengthening the tissue, and restoring its normal structure and function.



Fees and Rates

Active Release Technique® is covered by Group Benefit Plans, Motor Vehicle Insurance and WSIB.
Initial Assessment: $90.00
Session fee (30 minutes): $65.00
Session Fee (15 minutes): $45.00


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