Active Release Therapy (ART), is a non-invasive manual therapy technique that works to correct soft tissue restrictions that cause pain and mobility issues. It works by breaking up adhesions which are dense collections of scar tissue that form when muscles and connective tissues are injured. When scar tissue binds between your muscles, it limits flexibility, causing pain and stiffness in muscles and joints; sometimes adhesions can also entrap nerves.


The manipulation of the soft tissues through ART breaks up the adhesions so your muscles, joints, and nerves can move freely again. During an ART session, your chiropractor will feel the area and identify the location of the scar tissue. They’ll use the technique to isolate and target the area, manipulating it to break up the scar tissue and restore proper blood flow so the area can heal.​




ART entails identifying, isolating, and targeting the affected area to break up scar tissue. This promotes blood flow and faster healing of injuries. ART can be used to treat problems with your:

  • Muscles

  • Ligaments

  • Tendons

  • Nerves.




  • Lower back pain

  • Sciatica

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Neck pain

  • Headaches and migraines

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow

  • Runner’s knee

  • Shin splints

  • Shoulder pain

  • Frozen shoulder

  • Tendinitis

  • Other sports injuries

  • Post-operative scarring and adhesions