ART® is unique because of the strong sense of touch the practitioner develops when learning the 500+ treatment protocols. These treatment protocols combine the use of pressure, tension, and motion to force the layers of muscle and tissue to work together properly. ART® is successful when other traditional methods fail because ART® practitioners locate the root cause of the problem. An experienced practitioner can successfully resolve many soft tissue conditions within 6-10 treatments. Advanced practitioners are trained in biomechanical analysis and understand exactly how injuries affect the biomechanics of the patient. ART® practitioners consider the body to be one complete, dynamic, functional unit; they do not restrict their attention and treatment to just the area of complaint.
ART® is not a magic bullet or cure-all. It is non-invasive, very safe, has virtually no side effects, and has a record of producing excellent results. Treatments can feel uncomfortable as scar tissue or adhesion break up. Patients report this as “hurts so good.” This discomfort is temporary and subsides almost immediately after treatment. It is common to feel a duplication of symptoms during the treatment. This is a good indication that the problem has been identified. Treatments take 15-20 minutes and may require 12-15 visits for optimal results.
These cumulative soft-tissue injuries are injuries to the muscles, tendons, bones, blood vessels, fascia and/or nerves. It is helpful to understand that cumulative injury results from acute injury, repetitive injury, or constant pressure/tension injury, all of which lead to what we term as the cumulative-injury cycle. It is the existence of the cumulative injury cycle that separates these from other injuries of the neuromusculo-skeletal system. Left uncorrected, they can lead to inflammation, adhesion/fibrosis, weak and tense tissues, and decreased circulation, all in a progression called the cumulative injury cycle.