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A.R.T.: Frequently Asked Questions

What is an ART treatment like?
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.
These treatment protocols - over 500 specific moves - are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.
How you can benefit from the ART Method?
The power of Active Release Techniques lies in its ability to effectively resolve chronic injuries that have not responded to other forms of therapy.
If you have a soft tissue injury, your best bet for a complete resolution is to use a combination of Active Release Techniques with a solid program of rehabilitative exercises.
Who can benefit from ART?
ART can help everyone, from athletes, to office workers, to home keeper.
Many professional athletes have come to regard ART very highly for it almost miraculous treatment of serious injuries. Big names like Donovan Bailey, Olympic gold medalist and Gary Roberts, a hockey player, have benefited from ART. For example: Gary Roberts was initially unable to return to hockey after two neck surgeries failed to correct his dizzy spells. He credits Dr. Leahy and ART with correcting the problem, and for allowing to return to Hockey.
If you have any type of repetitive strain injury (RSI) ART should be your first choice. Athletes, at all levels, can experience improved performance through ART treatments.