muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and fascia; disorders include sprains, strains, overuse injuries, and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs)

Increasing Impact

Utilizing technology and data to improve patient outcomes.

Watch the split panel podcast we hosted in Orlando, and hear from Dr. Leahy with special guests Dr. Ryan Comeau (Kinetisense), Dr. Capobianco (RockTape) and our moderators Dr. Brett Winchester and Dr. Taylor Premer of Gestalt Education, who discussed the future of manual/soft-tissue therapy. The team of experts discuss how to appropriately evaluate, implement change, and understand the role that data and technology can play in the continual evolution of treatments.

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What is ART?

Active Release Techniques® is the leading provider of non-invasive treatment for soft-tissue and nerve issues, such as strains, sprains, and musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Our hands-on, movement-based approach swiftly alleviates pain and restores function, ensuring fuller, faster recovery compared to traditional therapy methods.


Power the pursuit of passions, livelihoods, and triumphs, by increasing access to higher-quality, more cost-effective care.


We exist to revolutionize healthcare, empowering providers and employers to deliver best in class treatment to patients in need. In 1984, Dr. Michael Leahy developed the treatment system to drive better patient outcomes. Since that time, the treatment has been made available through training other healthcare professionals at ART seminars and through our corporate wellness programs. As a result, millions of lives have been impacted over the years, allowing those touched by ART to discover that you don’t have to “just live with” pain, restricted movement, or endure tedious treatment regimens for a chance at full recovery. Rather, there is a solution available to help get you back to achieving your goals quickly and efficiently.

About ART
Two people practice ART's hands-on techniques.


Becoming an ART Certified Provider™ is easy. ART seminars of all levels are offered nation-wide throughout the year. Getting certified is just the start of the potential with ART. We offer advanced programs that can lead you down the path to becoming one of our Elite Providers, enabling on-site care as part of our Corporate Solutions team.

Join the ART community and take your practice further.

Download this PDF for seminar pricing and recertification details.


The ART On-Site Wellness program brings our team of Elite Providers to your facility to treat individual employees, identifying and resolving soft-tissue disorders before they lead to workers’ comp claims and OSHA recordables. Our program helps clients see 8 to 10x ROI, through quick 15-minute treatments and an average case resolution of just 4.2 visits. This efficiency, paired with the first-aid classification of ART, creates unparalleled value and leads to the quick realization of decreased recordables and claims costs.

See real client success stories here.


Active Release Techniques treats everything from strains, sprains, and other musculoskeletal disorders. The hands-on, movement-based protocols are designed to quickly reduce pain and restore function, faster and more effectively than conventional therapy methods. From back and joint pain, to overuse injuries, shoulder pain, and migraines to name a few. Find a provider in your area today to feel better faster and get back to a healthy, active lifestyle quickly.

Our Impact


Lives Improved in 2023


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Other forms of hands-on therapy — myofascial release, chiropractic, whatever — all work. But we’re talking about fixing 95 percent of problems in four visits, versus 50 percent of them in 30 visits.

While playing recreational ice hockey, I fell in an awkward manner and my leg twisted under my skate. I immediately felt pain in my knee and lower leg. For weeks I suffered, limping around and taking medications. With the physical trauma associated with my injury, I thought I was headed for a scope, or worse, surgery. After just two ART sessions, my knee and leg are feeling great again, with no pain.

Bill MacNeill

If you’re suffering from a shoulder injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, or any deep muscle injury and you thought surgery was the only way to get relief, think again.

The ART program has been an essential component to keep our team members happy, healthy, and in top physical condition to perform their daily work responsibilities. The year prior to joining ART, we had six OSHA recordables. Since joining, we’ve had two consecutive years with no recordables.

Moe L.

In fall 2017, I was running the Kansas City Marathon and had to stop due to the worst pain in my right hip. It felt like my bones were rubbing against each other with every step. The following week, I had two sessions of ART and was able to run the Kansas Half without pain the next week. That was my first exposure to ART, and I took my first ART seminar in January 2018. I was ART Full Body certified by March and use ART regularly to help my clients.

Rachel Hockenbarger

I’m partial to ART… after a single session, I hopped off the table, noticed that my back no longer hurt, then reached down and touched my toes for the first time in 15 years.