Chiropractors in Toms River
Bey Lea Chiropractic Health & Wellness Center
 Dr. Thomas Gray - Chiropractor    DC, DABCN, CCN
683 Bay Ave, Toms River, N.J. 08753
EMail                 732-244- 2225                                          MAP

ART -  Active Release Techniques
The Gold Standard in Soft Tissue Treatment.
A Soft Tissue management system so innovative that it was granted a medical patent!


What is Active Release Technique (ART)?

ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage  technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and  nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder  pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a  few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with  ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a  result of overused muscles.
How do overuse conditions occur?

Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc),
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).

Each of these factors can  cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This  scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar  tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes  tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of  motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel  tingling, numbness, and weakness.

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 - 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.

What is the history of Active Release Techniques?

ART has been developed, refined, and patented by P. Michael Leahy, DC, CCSP.  Dr. Leahy noticed that his patients symptoms seemed to be related to changes in  their soft tissue that could be felt by hand. By observing how muscles, fascia,  tendons, ligaments and nerves responded to different types of work, Dr. Leahy  was able to consistently resolve over 90% of his patients problems. He now  teaches and certifies health care providers all over the world to use ART.

For ART treatment in Toms River, Ocean County New Jersey call Bey Lea Chiropractic at 721 244-2225

Active Release Technique Toms River

Chiropractors in Toms River
Bey Lea Chiropractic
683 Bay Ave, Toms River, New Jersey