ART Treatment Revolutionized Stephen Black’s Practice

Marketing Team

ART Success Story

Erin Connolly, ART’s Manager of Marketing and Brand Partnerships, sat down with ART Certified Provider, Stephen Black, to get his perspective on Active Release Techniques® (ART®) seminars and what ART treatment success he’s seen in his patients.

Want to know how Stephen competed at the IRONMAN World Championships after a bike accident? Read on.

Q: Why don’t you introduce yourself?

A: Hi, I’m Dr. Steven Black. I’ve been providing ART [treatment] since 1998.

Q: How did you find or hear about ART?

A: [I] was first introduced to the technique when the [ART] team was in Kailua-Kona for the IRONMAN in 1995 and said, “I got to learn this stuff.”

Q: Why did you become ART certified?

A: I arrived in Kona in ‘95, two weeks out of a severe cycling accident where I had a concussion and I had three fractured ribs, [and a] torn ligament in my thumb. If you qualify for Hawaii, you’re going to go [and] you’re going to compete anyway. [When] I arrived, I saw these guys doing something down on the pier that looked pretty good [and] thought it might be able to help me. So, I got work done the week prior to the race and was able to complete the race comfortably in the time that I anticipated for myself. [ART treatment] really revolutionized the way that I approach soft tissue treatment. But from a personal perspective, really helped me as an athlete.

Q: What keeps you coming back to ART seminars?

A: ART [treatment] has allowed me to intervene with my patients and help them on the first visit. Most other practices [and] other techniques, it takes you a while to establish results. Whereas with ART [treatment], if delivered correctly, [after the] first visit, [the] persons got at least 60% resolution of their problem. [ART treatment has] revolutionized my practice. It’s also a technique that continues to evolve. I want to stay on the cutting edge. So, I continue with ART [treatment].

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You can watch the full interview here.