Rausch Physical Therapy & Sports Performance | A.R.T (Active Release Technique)

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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.

The Benefits

  • 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

The Facts

  • 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 restrict 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 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.

The Benefits

Quicker recovery time after lower extremity injury or surgery
Increase running performance
Maintain cardiovascular fitness and strength through rehab

Our Pricing
  • 30-Minute Session:  $75
  • 50-Minute Session:  $99
  • Want a monthly complimentary 30-minute ART session and discounted ART and massage?
  • Check out our Massage and Wellness Membership Plans!
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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.

Agoura Hills, CA
Julie G.

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!

San Jose, CA
Sarah C.

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!

Ladera Ranch, CA
Judy T.

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.

Irvine, CA
Jashua P.

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.

Laguna Niguel, CA
Lana L.

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.

Dana Point, CA
Margie Job

Dr. Rebecca has changed my life. I was suffering with horrible sciatica, hip and pelvic pain for 2 years. After 1 session with her and now a couple of weeks later, I have been pain free. I can sleep!
She is also very kind, gentle, and sweet. Amazing lady.

Redondo Beach, CA
Victoria J.

I’m impressed with Rausch! I see Dr. Camery Cano, and she is excellent! She really knows what she is doing and has been helping so much! She is also lovely to work with. She is friendly, kind and really cares about the people she works with. This is the best physical therapy experience I’ve ever had!

Laguna Beach, CA
Celeste D.

I’ve just completed my prescribed sessions with Rausch Physical Therapy in Dana Point. I can’t say enough about the excellent care I received. Dr Ruth was my lead therapist. She prescribed a protocol that took me from barely able to raise my arm due to a torn rotator cuff to, as of today, swimming free style with no pain. By the way I was on track for surgery which seems to no longer be necessary. Many thanks to Dr Ruth and all of the staff who worked so diligently with a lot of kindness care.

Lake Forest, CA
Mary Jane H.

I’ve had pre-op PT ahead of hip replacement surgery and am now 2 months in post-op. Dr. Camery Cano has been excellent throughout: knowledgeable, empathetic, attentive, and encouraging. The entire staff and the vibe at the Laguna Niguel studio is very positive. They have all contributed most positively to my recovery. Insurance (Medicare and Blue Shield) has been processed quickly and seamlessly. Highly recommend!

Laguna Niguel, CA
Girard M.

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