Active Release

Active Release

During an Active Release Therapy (ART) session, each appointment involves a comprehensive assessment and treatment. The ART provider utilizes hands-on techniques to assess the texture, tightness, and mobility of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. By applying targeted tension and guiding specific patient movements, the therapist effectively treats abnormal tissues with precision and accuracy.

The Conditions and Issues That ART Can Treat Include:

Muscle Strains:

ART can help in relieving tension, tightness, and pain associated with muscle strains or overuse injuries.


Tendonitis, which involves inflammation of tendons, can be effectively treated using ART techniques to reduce pain and promote healing.

Ligament Sprains:

Sprained ligaments can benefit from ART to improve the range of motion, reduce swelling, and enhance the healing process.

Repetitive Strain Injuries (RSI):

ART can address the symptoms of RSIs caused by repetitive movements, such as carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis elbow.

Nerve Entrapment Syndromes:

Conditions like sciatica or thoracic outlet syndrome, which involve nerve compression or entrapment, can be alleviated with ART techniques.

Frozen Shoulder:

ART can help improve mobility and reduce pain in individuals experiencing frozen shoulders (adhesive capsulitis).

Post-surgical Scar Tissue:

ART can assist in breaking down scar tissue resulting from surgeries, promoting better tissue healing and range of motion.


Certain types of headaches, such as tension headaches or headaches caused by muscle tension, can be relieved through ART therapy.

At Grandview Physiotherapy, we believe in a personalized approach to care. Our ART sessions begin with a comprehensive assessment, where our skilled therapists thoroughly evaluate your condition and medical history. This allows us to create a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and goals. We take into account factors such as the nature of your injury or condition, your lifestyle, and any previous treatments you may have undergone.

Contact us to schedule your ART consultation