Active Release Therapy (ART)

Provided by:  Kim McKone (RMT),  Jarek Gora (RMT) and Cara Guichard (RMT, ART)

Active Release Therapy (ART) is a patented form of myofascial release.

Myofascial Release (MFR) helps eliminate pain and fascial (connective tissue) restriction from the body, improves range of motion and enhances your body awareness for prevention of further pain and/or injury.

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MFR is a hands-on, whole body approach to treatment, which evaluates and treats the root cause of the symptoms. The Therapist applies a variety of pressures, from light to deep, in combination with stretch and movement to release tensions and restrictions in the body. These restrictions, when left untreated, create pain and stiffness making it difficult for movement and prohibiting people from their daily activities. Restrictions develop from trauma, repetitive stress injury, poor posture, scarring, inflammatory reactions and life stressors. MFR eliminates the restrictions, taking the pressure off of pain sensitive structures in the body allowing it to function in an optimal state.

Below is a list of just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly with ART:

  • headaches
  • back pain
  • carpal tunnel syndrome
  • shin splints
  • shoulder pain
  • sciatica
  • plantar fasciitis
  • knee problems
  • tennis elbow