ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE
WHAT IS ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE (ART)?
Active Release Technique, referred to as 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 are often the result of overused or misused tissues.
The goal of ART is to restore optimal texture, motion and function of the soft tissue and release any entrapped nerves or blood vessels. This is accomplished through the removal of adhesions or fibrosis in the soft tissue via the application of the specific protocols. Adhesions can occur as a result of an acute injury, repetitive motion and constant pressure or tension. ART eliminates the pain and dysfunction associated with these adhesions.
Can Any Provider Perform ART?
Only a credentialed ART provider can ascertain whether Active Release Technique might prove to be beneficial treatment for your condition.
Dr. Dennis J. King is one of the very few providers in our area that is credentialed with Elite Provider Status for ART, as he has completed all three of the available courses specializing in upper extremity, spine and lower extremity. Dr. King stays current on all the new protocols and research relating to Active Release Technique by using this method of treatment on a daily basis as well as attending multiple seminars and training courses annually. Dr. Grant Packard and Dr. Rich Kingsbury are also credentialed ART providers with many years of experience.
Can ART Help Me?
What we hear most is, "I have had this pain for a long time, and up until now, no one has been able to find the cause. You found the source of the problem right away."
This is because no one is trained to palpate these specific conditions like an ART provider. Seeing an ART provider is like seeing a soft-tissue and nerve specialist all in one. Until now, no such specialist existed.
Since an ART provider is qualified to diagnose and treat over 400 structures, we see a broad range of injuries and conditions.
ART is successful for professional and amateur athletes, people injured in auto accidents or at work and people who just work hard ... and hurt. Symptoms vary from aches and pains to burning muscles, numbness and tingling.
For more information about ART or if you have specific questions regarding ART and/or you would like to speak with Dr. Dennis King about how ART can benefit you, please do not hesitate to contact him at 920-434-2221, extension 106, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.