Active Release Techniques (ART)

Overuse of muscles and other soft tissues can lead to complications within the musculoskeletal system and inhibit strength and range of motion. ART is a patented and respected movement-based soft tissue treatment that resolves conditions from overused muscles and other trauma. This technique works by breaking up adhesions and scar tissue in muscles, tendons, or ligaments that cause pain or restrict movement. Dr. Donato is fully certified to provide a customized approach, using any of the 500 unique ART moves to treat back and neck pain, carpal tunnel, shin splits, shoulder pain, sciatica, headaches and more.

ART can treat:

  • Acute conditions: Pain or discomfort related to direct tissue damage, usually related to a single injury or event.
  • Micro trauma: Slight injury that occurs from frequent, repeated use of muscles, tendons or ligaments.
  • Hypoxia: Condition where tissues experience an oxygen deficiency.

What to expect:

Dr. Donato will begin by performing a thorough examination, manually evaluating the texture, tightness and mobility of your muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia. He will then select an appropriate treatment, massaging and applying precise tension to the effected tissues, combined with guided patient movements. This collaborative treatment is what makes ART unique and effective.