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What is ART?

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A non-invasive treatment system precisely engineered to locate and quickly resolve soft-tissue disorders.
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ART for Your Workforce

Active Release Techniques provides the Gold Standard in Soft-Tissue Care to your employees, on-site at your facility, on your schedule. ART Elite Providers are trained to use more than 600 unique treatment protocols designed to reduce pain and restore loss of function caused by nerve and soft-tissue disorders prevalent in today’s workplaces.

Reduce OSHA Recordables and Workers’ Comp Costs

Most ART clients experience an ROI in cost reduction of 2-4x the cost of the ART program, with many reporting returns of 8-10x or higher. ART’s On-site Wellness programs are serviced only by ART Elite Providers, the top 2% of all ART Certified Providers. Elite Providers have completed hundreds of hours of training to identify and correct soft-tissue and nerve conditions in the workplace. As a result, our programs pair the best soft-tissue care system with the best providers, leading to ROI figures that might seem too good to be true…until your company realizes a similar ROI from your ART program.

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Improve Productivity and Employee Satisfaction

In addition to reduced costs, our programs deliver increased employee productivity and satisfaction, often leading to a decrease in turnover. Each employer is unique. Some need to reduce their worker’s comp costs and claims, while others might prefer to increase productivity and employee sat. But all employers fall somewhere on our value spectrum, meaning that all employers can benefit from ART in the workplace. Where does your company fall?

Labor-intensive industries, such as food processing, manufacturing, energy production, and tech fabrication, tend to emphasize reductions in claims and costs. Service industries usually favor improved employee satisfaction (they may have few or no worker’s comp claims). ART’s self-insured clients see cost savings even beyond those usually associated with recordables and worker’s compensation costs, irrespective of industry.

ART’s client base includes employers in every sector, from private to public, family-owned to Fortune 10, with employees engaged in positions from sedentary to physically exhausting. Though our clients are diverse, we make a positive net difference for all of them.

Employer value spectrum explaining the benefits of ART for emoployers. Gold and purple

Additional Differentiators
  1. Convenience and Efficiency: No need to approve time off for treatment. We come to you and complete each treatment session in only 15 minutes (four employees per hour, per provider). We resolve 80% of cases in under five sessions. Our dollar-to-resolution ratio is unmatched.
  2. Measurability: Your internal numbers will speak for themselves. ART also provides quarterly reports informing you of your company’s most frequent conditions, average progress toward resolution, and the average number of treatments to resolution.
  1. Peace of Mind: Go with anyone else, and you’re taking a risk. ART has been in the workplace for 15 years and has superior sophistication and expertise in this space. Don’t be fooled. ART is the only branded or proprietary soft-tissue therapy specifically designated as “first aid” by OSHA and the U.S. Department of Labor. This means we don’t inadvertently create recordables out of your employees’ conditions. On rare occasions when our clients face an OSHA audit, we walk with them through those audits, without any adverse findings concerning the legitimacy or appropriateness of our workplace programs.

Although SCI has made efforts in other areas to reduce workers’ compensation costs, our significant reduction in expenses is largely due to ART’s program. After an audit, OSHA VPP auditors called this program a Best Management Practice.

Sanmina Corporation

ART allows employees to free themselves of discomforts that they would usually just live with, preventing minor discomforts from becoming serious. Other managers and I have had successful experiences with ART and will continue to spread the word.

Ed Valencia
EH&S Manager

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.
Safety Manager

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How It Works



Training Stakeholders

ART partners with your organization, integrating with existing preventative programs and team members.



Individual Assessment

After just a few minutes with an ART provider, your employees are on the path to resolution.


Care Process

The Treatment Journey

ART treatments are efficient and delivered in 15-minute sessions once a week on-site. No need for PTO or large amounts of time away from work.



Determining Success

80% of issues are fully resolved in five or fewer 15-minute ART treatment sessions, with many employees reporting significant improvement after the first session.



Measuring Success

Our HIPAA-compliant proprietary software stores and analyzes employee information while aggregating it into reports for your organization.

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.

The testimonials for ART often sound too good to be true. Athletes faced with career-ending injuries have experienced instant recoveries, often after their first session.

Though professional athletes use the technique, people who sit at a desk and suffer from neck, back, and shoulder pain can also benefit.

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.

On game days, Peyton Manning spends 25 to 30 minutes with Dr. Leahy for more ART work…for Manning, who looks more and more like Peyton in his prime, the maddening attention to detail is paying dividends.

ART, which has been lauded as no less than miraculous, has helped athletes overcome or avoid muscle-related problems…ART has earned so much acclaim, the University of California-San Diego medical school has made [Dr. Leahy] a professor, labeling his techniques as the standard for treating soft-tissue injuries.

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.

Regular couch potatoes are also becoming converts, using ART to treat repetitive strain and stress injuries, leftover pain from car accidents and chronic back pain.

A few key stats


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Annual Treatments

Why It Works

We begin with a proprietary assessment algorithm process, followed by one or more of over 600 treatment protocols, each providing a specific pathway to resolution for the vast array of soft-tissue and nerve conditions occurring in the workplace. Focus is on pinpointing the root cause and efficient resolution.

Classified as First Aid

We provide proactive measures without triggering a recordable for your company, heading off many conditions before they develop into costly recordables and claims.

Improves Employee Satisfaction

We achieve fast results that employees can literally feel. Pain and discomfort are distractions that can decimate productivity and morale, for any employer in any industry.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does ART treatment work?

    Your employees feel pain when body systems responsible for movement stop working as designed. ART releases muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia that no longer function properly due to overuse or damage. Elite Providers utilize a hands-on movement assessment process on affected areas to pinpoint the issue(s). Once the issue(s) are located, treatment proceeds to specific employee movements with the application of hands-on pressure by the provider, all precisely engineered to release adhesions, improve motion, and reduce pain.

  • How many weekly treatment hours do I need for my workplace?

    Our ART Sales Representatives work with you to determine the recommended amount of weekly treatment hours based on the number of employees in your facility and specific needs.

  • How does the ART program work?

    ART arranges for an Elite Provider to spend scheduled time at your workplace on a weekly basis. You may use ART’s software to schedule employees into the Elite Provider’s time, up to four per hour, or leave scheduling to the Elite Provider, or even just use a simple sign-up sheet at your workplace. Whatever works best for you. You receive quarterly outcome reports from ART summarizing the cases treated during the quarter. Track your employee satisfaction and watch it soar and/or track your worker’s compensation and insurance costs, and watch them fall.

  • How much does it cost?

    Better than free. ART clients report workers’ compensation and insurance savings of many times the cost of the ART program, to say nothing of increased productivity, reduced turnover, and increased employee satisfaction.

  • Do I get to select my Elite Provider?

    Almost always, yes. Most ART Certified Providers are not Elite Providers, so coming to our website and searching for a provider in your area won’t work to obtain ART for your workplace. Non-Elite Providers are not qualified for corporate work and have agreed not to provide services to any workplace. But, if an Elite Provider pitches our services to you, that provider will usually be the one servicing your account. If you come to ART another way, we will ensure you are comfortable with the Elite Provider assigned to you, or we will find a substitute provider you are comfortable with.

  • We don’t have workers’ compensation claims. How can we justify the cost?

    Self-insured ART clients, even those with few or no workers’ compensation claims, have experienced reductions in overall cost YOY. As you know if you’re self-insured, that is very rare. Many self-insured clients have expanded access to our programs to spouses and dependent family members. Because we make that much of a difference.

    If you’re not self-insured, and have little in the way of workers’ compensation costs, the cost is justified if your company seeks to reduce turnover or increase employee satisfaction. If employee satisfaction is an important part of your company’s strategy, you need ART.

    Productivity and engagement increase with our program. And the annual cost of our average program is less than the direct costs of a single workers’ compensation case. Even if you’re not now concerned about your workers’ compensation or insurance costs, or productivity or satisfaction or turnover, remember that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” No matter the company or industry, ART will ultimately deliver an ROI that exceeds the amount you spend on the program.

  • Can’t I just bill the Elite Provider directly?

    No. The only way to get genuine ART treatment in the workplace is through ART.

  • I’ve heard that ART isn’t the only treatment classified as “first aid” and non-recordable?

    ART is the only specific soft-tissue modality identified by the Department of Labor and OSHA as non-recordable. Other methods may or may not be recordable. The truth is that no one knows. And neither can you. With ART, you rest assured, with certainty that the treatment you’re providing your employees is non-recordable.

  • How is ART different?

    ART has many differentiators in the workplace, including:

    • It works for you and pays for itself, often several times over. More than 93% of employers stick with ART year over year. Why? Because recordables and worker’s compensation costs go down, and employee satisfaction and productivity skyrocket.
    • You’re serviced by truly elite providers specifically trained over hundreds of hours to spot and treat the root causes of the issues common in your workplace.
    • Efficiency of treatment. Each session is only fifteen minutes in length, and most employees experience full resolution in five or fewer sessions. With ART, employees are quickly back to full productivity, with a smile on their face.
    • ART treatment is not recordable. The Department of Labor and OSHA specifically classify ART treatment, by name, as “first aid,” meaning that our services will never create a recordable.
    • The professionals insist on it. More than 300 ART-trained professionals serve on the staff of NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, and NHL teams. Hundreds more treat PGA golfers, Olympic athletes, and athletes at events like IRONMAN triathlons. Many college and pro athletic programs have their entire staff trained by ART. Why? Because ART is the most effective soft-tissue treatment system available.
  • What is ART?

    ART is a non-invasive, hands-on treatment for employees with any kind of soft-tissue, muscular or nerve issue, including strains and sprains, but also more complex disorders.