Who can it help?
Common conditions treated with ART:
- Frozen shoulder
- Neck and Back Pain
- Muscle Pulls and Strains
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Shin Splints
- Achilles Tendonitis
- Shoulder Impingement
- Golfer’s/Tennis Elbow
- Overuse Injuries
- IT Band Syndrome
- Running Injuries
- Golf Injuries
What is ART?
Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
For more information visit the official site of ART www.ActiveRelease.com.
How does it work?
ART is used to treat a variety of injuries or problems associated with the build-up of scar tissue from injured or overused tissues. The body’s production of tough, dense scar tissue causes the injured structure to shorten, weaken and become painful. This scar tissue can also entrap nerves causing tingling, numbness, loss of strength and reduced range of motion.
ART helps restore optimal texture, motion and function to the soft tissue, and release entrapped nerves or blood vessels to alleviate pain while restoring blood flow and range of motion. ART helps you feel and perform you best!
How it is different from other treatments?
The most significant difference between ART and other treatments is the shortening and lengthening of the muscle.
In order to reach these areas, a muscle needs to be moved through its range of motion in order for these more difficult points to be reached. This technique works out the scar tissue and helps the tissues to heal normally with long-lasting results.
What Can I Expect From My ART Treatment?
Dr. Leif Olson meets with each new patient for an initial evaluation to determine the best course of action for healing. Then, drawing upon his years of experience, Dr. Olson will design a customized treatment plan to get your body back to working at peak performance.
During each session, Dr. Leif Olson leverages his expertise in ART to apply pressure to the body through specific, targeted movements that relieve tension, stress and pain in the affected areas.
When patients are in acute pain, Dr. Leif Olson will determine the cause of the pain and then works to repair the resulting damage to muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. In addition to ART, this phase includes movement analysis to get to the root of what caused the injury in the first place, and to pinpoint overcompensating muscles that could set your body up for further damage.
After the body has been restored to peak performance, Dr. Leif Olson works with patients to maintain their health and prevent any reoccurring problems. This phase is especially important for athletes who compete and train at a high-performance level, and for people who don’t want their injuries to get in the way of living.