Active Release Technique

A.R.T. works on a wide range of injuries

Active Release Technique (or A.R.T.) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.

Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with A.R.T. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.

Every A.R.T. session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The A.R.T. provider uses his or her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific patient movements.

A.R.T. is available for all age ranges

The Gold Standard of soft tissue injury, the Active Release Technique, or A.R.T., is available for patients of all ages at Prime Therapy & Pain Center. As experts in pain relief, we recommend our non-invasive breakthrough therapy. A.R.T. is a researched and demanding certification involving over 500 protocols specific to each of the body’s soft tissues.

A.R.T. addresses the root cause of injury

Even if you have not had success with other treatments, this program is for you. We address the root cause rather than merely treating symptoms. This results in a more long-lasting relief which is highly effective in preventing recurrent problems. The A.R.T. in conjunction with our other advanced techniques, will promote rapid recovery and can help conditions that have not previously responded to other treatments

How Long Before Benefits are Realized?

Following an A.R.T. session, most patients can notice an immediate improvement in their condition, with improvements continuing for up to 48 hours after the visit. Most conditions see dramatic improvement in 4-6 sessions

Benefits of our Active Release Technique Program

  • Reduces Inflammation.
  • Drug-free treatment for control of pain
  • Improve your overall ability to do daily activities
  • Avoid lingering affects of injury.
  • Reduce the risk of re-injury.
  • Start seeing immediate results.
  • Faster recovery period.
  • Learn how to avoid future problems.
  • Increased flexibility & movement.
  • Sleep better.

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    Things to be wary of…


    Beware of physical therapy offices that provide only a passive type of therapy such as using only hot/cold pack, massage, electrical stimulation and ultrasound. These treatments may feel good for a very short period afterwards, but they are not a cure to your problem.


    Beware of physical therapist who do not teach you something new for your problem during each appointment, whether it be a new exercise or self-help tip.

    Self Help Tips


    Change positions regularly to give your muscles the rest needed to support you better when you return. If you’re sitting, stand up. If you’re bending over, stand and arch backward. A 60 second break every 20 minutes is ideal. Walk 30-minutes briskly on a flat surface. Its important to keep your body’s circulation working well. This helps to increase healing. If pain arises take breaks as needed.


    Should your pain become severe, apply ice to the area for 20 minutes. Do not put directly on the skin.


    Do not sit longer than 15 consecutive minutes.


    Use foot ease, curb, etc. for one leg during prolonged standing to lower pressure on your back.


    Sleep on your side with pillows between the knees or on your back with pillows under your knees.

    What Our Clients Say

    “When I came to Dr. Mike for treatment, I had lots of problems related to a broken elbow in my past.

    The folks at Prime Therapy helped me immensely. I got back my grip strength and mobility very quickly.

    Their level of care, and caring is absolutely the best!”

    – Rees

    “Exceptional treatment, compassion, and caring, are the three words I would use to describe Prime Therapy.

    I have an ongoing shoulder issue, and continue using Prime Therapy weekly…… simply because the treatment I receive always helps the discomfort. Dr. Mike is extremely knowledgeable, considerate, and kind, as is his staff.

    I am thrilled to have have had them recommended to me, and will continue to recommend them to both friends & family.”


    “I’m able to run without back pain! I’m going to the gym more and not in constant pain at work. I can also do planks again.

    I have been in less pain, and now that I can work out more I even lost 10 lbs!

    The staff is awesome and very knowledgeable. Definitely would recommend.”

    – Jennifer

    Move Better. Feel Better. Live Better.

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    3421 Arlington Ave. Suite 105, Riverside, CA 92506