Active Release Techniques

The first Active Release Techniques (ART) clinic in Amsterdam, In the middle of Zuidas business district and Amsterdam City Centre. Gustav Physio specializes in the effective management of both chronic and acute injuries in muscles, joints, and nerves.

At Gustav Physio, we use Active Release Techniques.
Active Release Techniques is the gold standard for the management of soft tissue injuries. ART is all about pinpointing and treating the exact tissue that is causing the pain and restrictions.

By combining specific tension with active patient movement, the relative motion between the different layers of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves is restored. This improves the function, mobility, and flexibility and at the same time eliminates pain and stiffness.

Active Release Techniques (ART)® is a state-of-the-art treatment method developed by the American chiropractor P. Michael Leahy. As a chiropractor, he was dissatisfied by his treatment results by just manipulating joints. He developed a treatment method that could pinpoint what exact tissue (muscle, tendon, nerve, fascia) is tightened, adhesed or entrapped. By combining manual tension with active movement, adhesions are found and resolved in order to increase mobility and strength and decrease pain. Long-term complaints, as well as acute complaints, are quickly and effectively solved using ART®.

ART helps against (tension) headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee pain, tennis elbow.