Good for: Triathletes, Runners, Cyclists, Endurance Athletes
“People underestimate how powerful ART can be. Tissue adhesions are a silent bully; often you don’t feel it, but they can significantly influence your posture and patterns. Releasing those adhesions will literally change the way you move.”
– Lawrence Van Lingen, Certified ART Provider, Rausch Physical Therapy & Sports Performance
Active Release Technique (ART) incorporates soft tissue with the client’s active stretching. ART is the state-of-the-art technique that can release adhesions and break down scar tissue to not only resolve stubborn and long-standing injuries/pain, but also to allow athletes to perform better after removing tissue/movement restrictions they may not even have known they had.
- Treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves
- Increase range of motion and strength, reduce/relieve pain
- Can quickly resolve: headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow
- Many of the conditions mentioned above are a result of overused muscles, which can cause your body to produce scar tissue.
- Scar tissue and muscle adhesions restricts tissues that need to move freely, which can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain.
- ART is not a soft, gentle technique. It is not a gentle massage, but it will make you feel better.
How It Works
- Our ART provider, Lawrence, uses his hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves
- Adhesions and abnormal tissue areas are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements
Whether you want to prevent injury or improve your performance, a soft-tissue release/ART session can help athletes of all levels free themselves from what may be holding them back.
About Lawrence Van Lingen
Lawrence Van Lingen is the certified ART Specialist at Rausch Physical Therapy & Sports Performance. He has worked with elite athletes for more than 20 years and is now also available to work with Rausch PT patients and athletes. Click here to learn more about Lawrence.