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Active Release Technique


Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system that is movement based. The technique is used to treat dysfunctional muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves by breaking up scar tissue adhesions and increasing blood circulation. 


ART treatment involves two simultaneous components: 

(1) specific, targeted movements performed by the patient; and, 

(2) very precise pressure applied to a muscle, tendon, and/or ligament by the certified clinician during patient movement. 


ART is an integral component of patient care at our practice and consistently yields extremely favorable results.

Dr. Van Wagenen is a certified Full Body Level 1  Active Release Technique provider and holds certifications in Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity, and Spine. ART protocols are unique, patented and include over 500 specific movements. Unlike other certifications, ART upholds strict annual re-certification requirements to ensure providers maintain high proficiency standards of care. 

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