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


UR Medicine Thompson Health
Victor Rehabilitation Services
7670 Omnitech Place, Victor, NY 14564 

 To schedule your appointment, please call: 585.602.0075 

Carrie Pragle, ATC, PTA

Carrie Pragle, ATC, PTA

Carrie is a NYS Certified Physical Therapist Assistant, National Athletic Trainer Association Certified Athletic Trainer and has been practicing at Thompson Health for 4 years. She is a graduate of Kent State University Ashtabula with an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assistant and received her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training with Concentration in Exercise Science from Palm Beach Atlantic University. She is interested in treating injured athletes with special interest in treating hips and knees.

Victor Rehab Hours

Monday – Thursday: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm 

Friday: 7:00 am – 5:30 pm