What is Active Release Techniques?

Neil Crawford Wellness is an official provider of Active Release Techniques (ART®) which is a patented hands on soft tissue treatment that allows us to locate and break up scar tissue following injury, both acute and chronic. It is considered the gold standard treatment for soft tissue and sports injuries because of its very quick results and impact on performance.

What conditions can ART® help with?

The list of conditions effectively treatable with ART is comprehensive. Frequently treated conditions include:

• Back Pain
• Sciatica
• Neck Pain
• Headaches
• Shoulder Pain
• Plantar Fasciitis
• Soft Tissue, Repetitive Strain Injuries & Cumulative Injury Disorder.
• Carpal Tunnel
• Joint Dysfunction
• Frozen Shoulder
• Achilles Tendonitis
• Sports Injuries inc. Sprains and Strains

What is an ART® treatment like?

Every ART® session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART® provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

• These treatment protocols with over 500 specific moves are unique to ART®. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART® is not a cookie-cutter approach.

How soon can I expect to see results?

Many patients respond well, usually seeing immediate change and significant improvements within 4-6 treatments. The goals of ART® are simple, to increase the blood flow to the injured area, break down scar tissue, enhance neural function and to restore the normal movement of the muscle or joint thereby speeding up the rate of healing and creating the foundation for an injury resistant future.