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Active Release Techniques® 

In addition to her chiropractic training, Dr. Clemenhagen is a certified provider of Active Release Techniques® (ART®). Active Release Techniques is an advanced system of diagnosis and manual treatment for soft tissue disorders resulting from Cumulative Trauma Disorders (CTD), Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI), postural strain, sports injuries and general wear and tear. ART® is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue system that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

The main focus of ART® is the release of scar tissue adhesions. Scar tissue can form in muscles over time from a sudden injury, or from repetitive strain. Repetitive strain can include repetitive motions (such as clicking a computer mouse, or pedalling a bicycle) or sustaining one position for a prolonged length of time (such as sitting). ART® providers use their hands to palpate these restrictions and utilize specific patented patient movements to break up them up and restore blood flow and facilitate healing to the affected soft tissue. 

ART® is used to allow for free and unimpeded movement of muscles, tendons, nerves and joints, to allow for a dramatic change in comfort, flexibility and strength. ART® is used to enhance and optimize your performance, and to improve your form and function.

Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain, sciatica (nerve pain), plantar fasciitis, knee pain, and tennis elbow are just a few of the conditions treated with ART®.

ART® enables Dr. Clemenhagen to treat a variety of conditions beyond the spine, allowing her to take a full body approach to your health.

See the video below from Dr. Leahy for more information on Repetitive Strain Injuries/Cumulative Trauma Disorders and other Soft Tissue Injuries and how ART® can help you !