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 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.
Quicker recovery time after lower extremity injury or surgery
Increase running performance
Maintain cardiovascular fitness and strength through rehab
- 30-Minute Session: $75
- 50-Minute Session: $99
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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 therapists will be by your side throughout your entire treatment.
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.
I have nothing but praise for Dr. Marissa Dannaway. After months of discomfort and frustration, I was diagnosed with Pelvic Floor issues and referred to Rausch PT. Internal Therapy can be awkward and uncomfortable, but Marissa’s abilities as a doctor are outstanding. Dr. Marissa is very intelligent, attentive, and professional. She is a gifted communicator and will genuinely listen to your concerns. I had resigned myself to the fact that my condition would be something I would live with the rest of my life; but after a couple months working with Dr. Marissa, my condition has greatly improved along with my quality of life.
In short, if you’re having Pelvic Floor issues, I highly recommend Dr. Marissa as she can provide you success and has expert bedside manner. Be sure you listen to her and follow through with her program.
I’m so grateful that my OBGYN referred me here. After having a baby and a traumatic birth experience, my pelvic floor was too tight to resume normal activities. It caused me a lot of pain and anxiety and I feared my marriage would suffer, even though my husband was supportive and understanding. I’m thrilled to say that after about two months of internal therapy with Marena, the pain is gone and I finally feel like myself again.
Marena has a great bedside manor and makes you feel very comfortable and relaxed during the sessions. I’m forever grateful for her!
Jennifer Carman PT – is a brilliant therapist who knows her trade through and through but can think out of the box at a drop of a hat. She has helped both of my parents (age early 80s) through some rough rehab, always with a smile on her face. And she has always put a smile on their faces which is immeasurably important. Her years of experience, her wonderful attitude, and her all around brilliance makes it easy to write this review.
And everyone at the office is cut from the same cloth as Jennifer! A total pleasure!
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.
Rausch PT the best of the best.
Milena is priceless and the team knows their stuff. They give you one on one attention. For a year I suffered with a torn Miniscus and floating cartilage which caused severe pain. I had surgery but had been dragging that leg for a year. I needed to learn how to walk and find my balance again. With a combination of specific stretches and balance techniques I am now walking normally and am pain free. There are no words to ever convey the gratitude I feel from the healing energy I got from everyone at Rausch. As happy as I am I finished PT I am sad to leave this healing place.
So thank you all for giving me back my mobility and my quality of life.
I have nothing but positive things to say about Rausch PT. Dr. Kristen is the best and truly listens to what your problem area may be and helps you back to recovery.
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!
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.
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.