Active Release Techniques or ART® is a soft tissue management system that breaks up scar tissue and adhesions that form in soft tissue from either direct injury or from repetitive movements over time. When soft tissues have been injured or tighten up scar tissue is formed.
While necessary for healing, scar tissue may stick to adjacent structures causing restricted ranges of motion, decreased flexibility and may compress nerves or blood supply. This contributes to either muscle fatigue or weakness, pain, as well numbness and tingling.
ART® Treatment duration and frequency vary depending on the severity and complexity of the injury.