Active Release Techniques® (ART®) is a soft tissue treatment system designed to restore motion, reduce pain, and improve strength to help people return to participating in their daily activities.
Active Release Techniques® is utilized with the understanding that soft tissues situated at oblique angles to one another are prone to reactive changes that produce scar tissue, local swelling and resultant pain and tenderness. During ART®, the clinician applies deep tension at the area of tenderness and the patient actively moves the tissue through the injury site from a shortened to a lengthened position. This helps to break up the scar tissue and return the affected soft tissues to a healthy state, enabling improved performance and decreased pain. ART® can relieve these issues quickly and with lasting results.
Lance Cooper is the only Physical Therapist that is ART® full-body certified in the Rogue Valley. To schedule an appointment with Lance, call (541) 482-5525 (Ashland) or (541) 941-5170 (Shady Cove)