What to Expect at an ART Seminar

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If you are planning on taking an Active Release Techniques® (ART®) seminar, get ready for a brand-new, highly specialized, and interactive experience.

You have spent months or maybe even weeks preparing for your ART seminar.

By now, you have reviewed the ART protocols covered in your ART Manual and have your anatomy down.

You have filled your mind with knowledge from the online training modules and  reviewed all the anatomy, again.

You are ready for your first ART seminar day, but what should you expect?

Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), Marcus Curry, and owner of MC Sports Therapy, shares some tips to help you feel better prepared for your in-person ART training.

First things first

Now that you have prepped and completed the online portion of the ART seminar, here is what you can expect on the day of your ART seminar.

You want to make sure that you are at the top of your game.

Once you arrive at your ART seminar location, you will get a badge and folder that will be used throughout your seminar. Be sure to keep a close watch on these items as the badge is how you sign in and out of the seminar, and the folder contains valuable information needed for the duration of your training.

During the ART seminar

You will pair up with other health care providers to get hands-on practice to perfect the ART protocols. Instructors will walk through each protocol and then have you break out for practice. To ensure you are performing the protocols correctly, be sure to practice on an instructor too.

This approach helps guide you through the ART Diagnostic Algorithm by practicing everything you studied in the online component of the seminar.

Although you have spent countless hours studying, I encourage you to continue studying after each day of training and leading up to the day of the practical exam.

If you ever have any questions or concerns the ART Instructors are incredibly knowledgeable and ready to help.

Test day

On the last day of your ART seminar, you will take a hands-on practical exam which will determine if you meet the minimum requirements to be considered an ART Certified Provider.

This is where all the studying hours and preparation come to play.

The more prepared you are going into training and the more engaged you are during training, the higher likelihood of success. Beyond that, you will gain much more than just the title of ART Certified Provider. You will gain knowledge, skills, and relationships that will only help your patients.

What ART seminars have done for me

The knowledge that I have gained from taking ART seminars has been game-changing in my clinic, and I’m confident that if you put in the work, you’ll experience the same.

Why do your patients need ART treatment? Read more here.

With each ART seminar, there is always something new to gain.

ART treatment has changed my life and I hope that it can change yours.

About the Author

Marcus Curry, LMT

Marcus Curry is the world’s youngest ART Certified Provider stationed in California since 2020. He got his first certification at 18 years old. He went on to become an Elite Provider at 19 years old. Currently, at age 20, he is Advanced Full Body certified. He has his own practice MC Sports Therapy in Elk Grove, CA and another in Cameron Park, CA. In his free time, he coaches high school wrestling and even competes himself.