Active Release Techniques

Active Release Techniques (ART) is a state-of-the-art soft tissue method that focuses on relieving tissue tension via the removal of fibrosis/adhesions which can develop in tissues as a result of overload due to repetitive use.  Treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

Every ART session is a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider will evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

Benefits include:

  • Increased flexibility 
  • Increased range of motion 
  • Decreased lower back pain 
  • Management of shin splints 
  • Management of plantar fasciitis 
  • Improvement of sciatic symptoms 

Who will benefit from ART?

  • Individuals with acute or chronic conditions to muscles, tendons, ligaments and other soft tissues may benefit from ART. This may include: sports injuries, sprains, strains, overuse and overtraining injuries, and old injuries with built up scar tissues.


  • By Appointment Only. No Referral Needed. 
  • First visit is a 60 minute evaluation/assessment
  • Follow-up session(s) will be 45 minutes
  • Typical improvement seen in 2-3 visits

Cost: (Self-Pay)

  • Initial Evaluation : $75.00
  • Follow-Up Session: $45.00


Treatment Locations

Canandaigua Rehabilitation
 Part of F.F. Thompson Hospital 
699 South Main Street, Suite 2A, Canandaigua
(585) 396-6050

Victor Rehabilitation
 Part of F.F. Thompson Hospital 
7670 Omnitech Place, Victor
(585) 602-0075

Call for availability.