Active release Technique
ART ® is a soft tissue management system developed by P. Michael Leahy, D.C., CCSP. Dr. Leahy is a chiropractor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He utilized his background in aeronautical engineering and anatomy to effectively treat soft tissue problems, which were not responding to other traditional treatments.
The goal of ART® is to restore optimal texture, motion, and function of the soft tissue and release entrapped nerves. This is accomplished through the removal of adhesions or fibrosis in the soft tissues via the application of specific protocols. Adhesions can occur as a result of acute injury, repetitive motion , and constant pressure or tension. ART® eliminates the pain and dysfunction associated with these adhesions.
Dr. Fitzsimons is full body certified in Active Release Techniques ®, which means he has successfully completed the course work, and passed the practical examinations for upper extremity, lower extremity, and spine.
Some of the conditions successfully treated with ART® are:
- Carpal tunnel and other peripheral nerve entrapments
- Spinal pain and dysfuntion
- Tendonitis / Tendinopathy involving the upper and lower limbs
- Rotator cuff and or impingement syndromes
- Shin splints
- Recurrent sprains and strains