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Active Release Technique®

ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. The common thread which runs through all A.R.T. cases is that they are often a result of overused muscles. The effectiveness of A.R.T. is seen through repeated patterns of examinations and treatments. The A.R.T. provider feels the different textures and movements of the muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Some complex cases involving abnormal tissues are treated with a variety of directed tensions with specified patient movements.
Dr. James Devassy is the highest certified Active Release Technique provider in the GTA and is highly sought after for this treatment.
Some conditions treated by A.R.T. are:
  • Headaches
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Sciatica
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Knee pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Shin splints
  • Joint pain
  • Arthritis
  • Shoulder pain
  • Bursitis
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Adhesive Capsulitis (frozen shoulder)
  • Gait imbalance
  • Iliotibial Band Syndrome
  • Tennis elbow
  • Muscle pulls or strains
  • Scar tissue
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Tendinitis
  • TMJ (jaw pain)