The A.R.T. soft tissue management system was created in 1984 by Michael Leahy, Doctor of Chiropractic and Aeronautical Engineer. The system is based on scientific evidence that following an injury sustained by trauma, exercise or repetitive stress, muscles, nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue develop adhesions. These adhesions cause the motion of muscles or joints to be altered resulting in a wide variety of symptoms including pain, weakness, numbness, tingling and reduced range of motion.
A.R.T. is a non-invasive treatment, which is designed to restore proper muscle function and movement to enable the body to perform at its most efficient level. Whether you’re playing golf, running, lifting weights, walking, sitting at your desk or caring for your children, improved health equals enhanced performance and less pain. Adults and children, athletes, office workers, laborers, and many others can and do benefit from A.R.T. Many patients faced with painful surgeries and long recovery periods benefit from the conservative and rapid results.
A.R.T. treatments are conducted in a clinical setting, with direct contact between the doctor and the patient’s skin. There aren’t any needles, electrical devises or prolonged visits. Based on the patient’s medical history and thorough examination, Dr. Aiello simply applies pressure to the area while manipulating the patient to dissolve scar tissue and separate adhesions. Treatments are most effective when initial appointments are scheduled as close together as possible. As the patient progresses, the time between visits lengthens. The number of treatments needed to resolve a problem varies and is specific to each case. The average number of visits is between 6 and 12, but patients can experience relief after only just a few visits.
Listen to Dr. Tricia Aiello speak about A.R.T. & her client approach (click on the video below):