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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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.

Great place for all your body needs for wellness. Everyone is great to work with, especially Rebecca! Love the friendliness of the front desk!

San Gabriel, CA
Debbie H.

The best PTs. 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.

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 have been in 3 different local Physical Therapy for various injuries over the past 4 years.  While this has helped, it was not until I came to Rausch PT in Dana Point that I felt that I had experienced the full benefits of great physical therapy.  All of the therapists have been wonderful, but it’s the attention to the whole body and not just one foot, ankle, or knee that I have experienced incredible improvement. I love the personal, one-on-one time that the PTs give at every visit. They recommended that I try a Stretch Fix session, and I am so glad I did! My stretch therapist was very knowledgeable and talked me through each stretch as he performed them. They were intense but never painful, and I felt absolutely amazing at the end of each session.  The mobility and tension release last me well beyond a week and I can’t wait to go back again.

Thank you for helping me regain my mobility and active life back.

Dana Point, CA
Cristina Terwilliger

I had the best 4 month experience I could’ve asked for. Since day one, the team took beautiful care of me with great attentiveness and professionalism. My PT, Clay, went above and beyond for me to recover and get back to 100%, nothing less. He was educative, took his time, and was always very intentional with my weekly progressions. His assistant, Brisa, was always so sweet and encouraging. I always looked forward to working with her.
I enjoyed being in the environment the Rausch PT team created. Everyone is so friendly and inviting, and you can tell they truly enjoy working with one another. Leaving is bittersweet and I’m forever grateful for the care I received there.

Valeria R.

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’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.

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.

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

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