What is Active Release Therapy?

Category: Physical Therapy

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Active Release Therapy (ART) is a patented, soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 2 3
Back pain 1 1
Carpal tunnel syndrome 1 0
Elbow contracture 1 1
Headaches 1 1
Limited range of motion 1 1

Show all 7 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
0
None
3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Active Release Therapy

Side effect Patients
Brain fog 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Active Release Therapy

Dosage Patients
30 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Active Release Therapy

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped going to Active Release Therapy

Duration

Currently going to Active Release Therapy

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped going to Active Release Therapy

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Active Release Therapy.