Active Release Technique

The Gold Standard in Soft Tissue Treatment

Active Release Technique or ART is a manual soft tissue treatment for the muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia, and nerves. ART is proven to reduce scar tissue and adhesions in the body. Symptoms such as headaches, pain and neck pain, carpal tunnel, sciatica, shin splints, shoulder pain, knee pain, plantar fasciitis, and tendonitis can be quickly and effectively alleviated with ART treatment.

Third Space Medical is proud to include Dr. Jonathan Hartman, certified Active Release Technique provider.

ART is a combined therapy of examination and treatment. Dr. Hartman analyzes the texture, tightness, and flexibility of the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves. Tissue with dysfunction or abnormality is then treated with direct pressure and targeted movement, like chiropractic care. With over 500 movement protocols, this unique technique allows for the most individualized treatment and correction of special problems.

The ART approach was developed by Dr. P. Michael Leahy, who recognized his patients’ symptoms were related to soft tissues changes. By observation of the body, Dr. Leahy found that each area responded most effectively to different applications of treatment. The results were an over 90% consistent resolution of patients’ dysfunction.

As an association of IRONMAN triathlons, this patented technique is also ideal for athletes, speeding recovery time and optimizing performance. ART treatment corrects repetitive strains, sports injuries, and cumulative trauma disorders.

Experience the many benefits of Active Release Technique at Third Space Medical in Ridgewood, NJ. Request an Appointment online today, or call 201-444-0020 in Ridgewood to schedule your appointment.



Increased performance and decreased recovery time.


Enhanced collagen production and cellular regeneration.


Joint and muscle soreness and chronic pain relief, improved REM sleep.


Endorphin release and reduced stress, anxiety, and depression.


Decreased inflammation and enhanced immune system responsiveness.