Who Can Provide ART®Treatments?
Doctors and therapists go through approximently 2 years of post graduate training to become certified ART Providers.
Proficiency at ART® takes a long time to develop. Training is hands-on. The right touch is the most difficult aspect to learn, and takes a strong commitment of time, effort and resources. This multidisciplinary technique is practiced by Physicians, Chiropractors, Massage Therapists, Kinesiologists, and Sports Medicine practitioners.
ART® should only be provided by an ART® certified, soft-tissue specialist, who has been educated in all the ART clinical protocols and treatment techniques.
There are many people who claim to practice Active Release Techniques®. However, the only indivuduals who are legally allowed to make this claim are those who have undergone rigorous training and testing with Dr. Michael Leahy. ART practitioners must complete and passs all three sections of ART (Spine, Upper Extremity, and Lower Extremity) in order to receive their certification for Active Release Techniques. To maintain ART® accreditation, providers must pass a yearly evaluation in order to receive their recertification in the technique.
Sources: Release Your Pain, Dr. Brian Abelson http://www.drabelson.com/ ,www.releaseyourbody.com