Active Release Technique also known as ART is a soft tissue system that uses movement and massage to treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Muscle Pulls, muscle strains, muscle tears, headaches, lower back pain, neck pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, shoulder pain, rotator cuff tendonitis, rotator cuff tears, patellar tendonitis, quadriceps tendonitis, achilles tendonitis, golfers elbow, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly with ART (Active Release Technique). These injuries are often caused by over stretched or over used muscles due to muscle pulls (muscle strains) and muscle tears. Once you get a muscle pull (strain) or tear, the muscle now becomes shorter and weaker and scar tissue develops in the muscle, tendon or ligament. Loss of motion, strength and pain usually follow at the affected joint, muscle, tendon or ligament leading to chronic muscle pulls, tendonitis and nerve entrapment along with pain, numbness and tingling. ART (Active Release Technique) is applied by placing tension on muscles as the patient is brought through specific movements in order to lengthen the tissues and decrease tightness of the soft tissue in order to regain the motion that has been lost. Once range of motion has returned pain is usually diminished.