Active Release Techniques® (ART®)

Dr. Heather Ross is Full Body ART Certified. Active Release Techniques® (ART®) is a soft tissue method that focuses on relieving tissue tension via the removal of fibrosis/adhesions that develop in tissue. Its purpose is to treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. During ART® therapy, the practitioner applies deep tension to the area of concern while the patient actively moves the tissue of the affected site from a shortened to a lengthened position. This technique results in the removal of restrictions that inhibit full range of motion and restores full function and performance to affected soft-tissues.


ART® is a useful technique used to treat a wide range of conditions including headaches, back pain, postural related pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, plantar fasciopathy, sport related injuries and many more.

Active Release Techniques