• Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) is one of the leading soft tissue therapies for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. These soft tissue structures can become adhered to one another creating dense, tough scar tissue inside the body, often resulting in musculoskeletal pain. When adhesions form they interfere and alter the proper motion of the muscles and joints. A.R.T. is often the main soft tissue treatment for collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes. All doctors at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic have been trained in this elite treatment and are ready to help any patient regardless of their athletic prowess.  A.R.T. can help reduce and/or eliminate musculoskeletal dysfunction and pain associated with, but not limited to: headaches, back pain, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, sciatica, knee pain, tennis elbow, shin splints, little leaguers elbow, and nerve entrapments. Often, when patients experience pain it is a result of a chronic or overuse syndrome, unless an acute trauma or accident has occurred. 

    A.R.T. is the process of manually assessing soft tissue structures and applying a specific treatment protocol. There are over 500 specific techniques that are unique to A.R.T.  Each protocol consists of applying precise tension and compression to the designated tissue. Once the tension and compression is applied the patient will actively or passively perform a specific movement.  F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic utilizes A.R.T. to restore the proper motion, texture, and tightness to the muscles, fascia, ligaments, nerves, and tendons to eliminate the patient’s pain and musculoskeletal dysfunction.

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    F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic's doctors in Overland Park & Shawnee, Kansas and Lees Summit, Missouri are trained in A.R.T. to properly and effectively treat your conditions with the best possible outcome. Do not hesitate, contact us today for leading evidence-based assessments and treatments for your musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.