Active Release Technique (ART)
ART is a patented, soft tissue system and massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Overuse conditions can often be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. Every ART session is a combination of examination and treatment. The massage therapist uses his/her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness, and movement. Abnormal tissues are treated with precisely directed attention, combined with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols (over 500 specific moves) are unique to ART, and allow the massage therapist to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual client.
What to Expect:
The massage therapist will instruct you on how to move through a specific range of motion based upon the area being treated. He or she may apply pressure to the muscle being treated as it moves through this range of motion. Some discomfort may be experienced, but relief is generally felt immediately afterward.
After an ART session, the patient should feel a release of tension in tight muscles, less pain due to the massaging technique, and experience an increased range of motion in what used to be problem areas.
Do I need this?
Active Release Technique may be the best treatment option for you if you are affected by back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, neck pain, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, or a similar condition.
Rausch teams in action & success stories!
At Rausch PT, everyone from our friendly front office staff to our dedicated aides is here to cheer you on and help you achieve your goals.
We strive to give you the best experience possible every time you come see us, which is why your personal Rausch
physical therapist will be by your side throughout your entire treatment.
- PT Michelle: listening, teaching, healing
- The Rehab-U-Lance at a local injury prevention workshop
- Dr. Rebecca Gasca
- Ankle strengthening exercise demo
- We offer Pelvic Floor PT
- A look into our performance lab
- The 'Bikes and Bagels Crew' meet up
- TNR - the best running group in the OC!
- Rauch PT can help you crush your goals!
- Balance work at Rausch PT-Dana Point
- Rx Sports Massage - necessary for injury prevention
- Josh supporting a patient with strengthening exercises using bands
- Dr. Jonathan Meltzer
- Dr. Renee working with a patient on alignment
Best place to go for physical therapy, in Dana Point. Clay was my therapist, he is excellent! Everyone there are friendly and very helpful.
Thank you all for everything.
The impact Rausch has made on my knee health over the past year has genuinely been a game changer. Kevin C has not only helped me through multiple injuries, but he always answers all my annoying questions with equally annoying enthusiasm. You go Kevin, thanks for all you do!
Really love this office. I drive by at least 10 other physical therapy offices.
They do a great job! I especially recommend Kenneday (a pt aide). She is WAY more than an “aide”. She does a great job keeping an eye on her patients to ensure they are doing all of their exercises correctly and that they remember all of the exercises.
She is a great part of my recovery and extremely professional and a nice person too!
Recommend this place for your pt needs.
This is the best most thorough physical therapy I have ever been to and there’s been a few. Ruth is my physical therapist and she makes you feel comfortable and is very knowledgeable and good at her job. In 5 months I am almost all healed from my L4L5 fusion back surgery. Everyone there is so nice and helpful.
Just had the most amazing massage from Melissa! I’ve been experiencing neck pain and stiffness for several months and none of the massage therapists I’ve worked with at other massage clinics have been able to get the knots out. Well Melissa did and I feel like I have a new neck! Thank you for your help!
I highly recommend Renee as a massage therapist. She understands health in all totality both body and mind. She knows and supplies a great massage each time and fosters a feeling of trust and safety. Beautiful hearted as well as talented employee. Great facility.
The best PTs. The best gym. The best people come here to get better. I get better when I follow the rules and do what she says. When I don’t, I get hurt again. It’s the way it goes I guess. I highly recommend this place to anyone who needs some PT.
I’ve been receiving physical therapy for a month now on my (once frozen) shoulder and have enjoyed every minute of it. The staff is superb and the prescribed regimens are extremely effective. My go to PT is Rebecca. She is the bomb– amazing talent, great personality, & genuinely caring. Her assistant, Christina is also fantastic. After a few visits, I’ve progressed tremendously and now have full motion in my shoulder. Am so grateful to the Rausch team…highly recommend!
I went from waking up every morning in excruciating shoulder pain after hurting myself weight lifting. Thanks to Jonathan – I’m glad to say that I’m able to live a pain-free life and do the activities I love. I can’t thank Jonathan and the rest of the team enough – their knowledge, compassion, and enthusiasm really put them over the top. After multiple visits to orthopedic physicians, multiple scans, and other physical therapists, I was scared I was going to be left to live a life with one shoulder and lots of pain. Again, I can’t thank the team here enough. Thank you!
Rausch Physical Therapy was highly recommended to me by my long time physical therapist in Ventura County. I began care with Jonathan at the Rausch Laguna Niguel location and now see him at their Dana Point studio. Happily, I can report I have found the care at Rausch to be superior and highly recommend Jonathan for his expertise and caring. I have chronic muscle weakness due to my MS but after each session I walk out feeling stronger. Even with Covid protocols in place, I continue to feel comfortable receiving care at Rausch.