Active Release Techniques (ART)

Hayden ART2ART is a versatile soft tissue management technique that can aid in the recovery of tendinitis, bursitis, chronic stiffness, and more. Muscles and tendons of the foot and ankle often thicken and tighten, which can lead to decreased circulation, decreased ROM and altering of the foot’s normal biomechanics. As these tissues thicken, they become resistant to standard stretches and are often sensitive to tension. ART can quickly restore function to the affected area. ART is producing extraordinary functional outcomes with our patients.

Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART  provider uses his 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.

Appropriate for patients with:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Back Pain
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Knee Pain

For more information, please call Hayden McDevitt at 717-625-2228 or visit