Chicago Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique, or ART, is a non-invasive treatment system precisely engineered to locate and quickly resolve soft-tissue disorders. ART is a patented, soft tissue system and movement based manual therapy technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves that are due to overuse injuries. This method is amongst the best in soft tissue therapy in the world. Most professional sports teams and athletes have a certified ART provider on staff.

The physicians at Elite Performance Chiropractic are fully certified in ART and work one on one with the patients.

Active Release Technique works extremely well for patients that are experiencing:

  • Back and neck pain
  • Headaches
  • Shoulder pain
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Knee pain
  • ITB syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Sciatica
  • Nerve entrapments

Is Active Release Technique painful?

When done correctly, this technique is not painful. Some patients hear or read that ART is painful when they come in for treatment, but this is not true. The specialists at Elite Performance Chiropractic have been practicing ART for over a decade and are experts.

How long does an Active Release Technique session last?

Typically, ART is done in combination with other therapies. It can be as short as 5 minutes if we only have to cover a couple structures or nerves, or as long as 30 minutes for complex protocols.