Active Release Technique is a soft-tissue management system based on the principle that muscles, nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue develop adhesions within and between them after cumulative injuries. These adhesions cause the motion of muscles or joints to be altered, resulting in a wide variety of symptoms including pain, weakness, reduced range of motion, numbness and tingling.
To be an ART® provider, Dr. Choy had to complete extensive hands on instruction, written/practical testing, and be trained to palpate and treat more than 300 muscular and facial injuries and over 100 nerve entrapments. His many years of experience in this technique have given him the honor to work on many Olympic athletes like Meb Keflezighi: silver medalist in the marathon at the Athens Olympic Games and professional boxers: “Sugar” Shane Mosley: WBA Welterweight Champion.
ART® is used to treat a variety of conditions including plantar fasciitis, headaches, sciatica, rotator cuff syndrome, and TMJ. ART® is also used to treat post-surgical scar tissue and peripheral nerve entrapments like carpal tunnel syndrome.