Get back to doing what you love
Overuse of muscles and other soft tissues can lead to complications within the musculoskeletal system, inhibiting strength and limiting range of motion. Active Release Techniques (ART)® is a patented and respected movement-based soft tissue treatment that resolves conditions from overused muscles and other types of physical trauma.
ART works by breaking up adhesions and scar tissue in muscles, tendons, or ligaments that cause pain or restrict movement and is an effective treatment method for athletes, as well as many other patients.
You can learn more about ART by visiting the educational Active Release Techniques (ART)® website.
Since 2005, Dr. Keith Donato has been a full-body certified ART provider, extensively trained to provide a customized approach, using any of the 500 unique ART moves. Dr. Donato also has been an ART Elite Provider Network (EPN) member since 2006.
If you suffer from back and neck pain, carpal tunnel, shin splits, shoulder pain, sciatica, headaches and many other conditions, ART may be the solution.
ART can treat
- Acute conditions: Pain or discomfort related to direct tissue damage, usually related to a single injury or event.
- Micro-trauma: Slight injury that occurs from frequent, repeated use of muscles, tendons, or ligaments.
- Hypoxia: A condition where tissues experience an oxygen deficiency.
What to expect
Dr. Donato will begin by performing a thorough examination, manually evaluating the texture, tightness, and mobility of your muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and fascia. He then will select an appropriate ART treatment, massaging and applying precise tension to the effected tissues, combined with guided patient movements. This collaborative treatment is what makes ART unique and highly effective.
“I began seeing Dr. Donato at the recommendation of my personal trainer. I have been treated for several issues/injuries including shoulder pain, a back injury, post-surgery treatment on my Achilles tendon as well as neck pain. Treatments are always prompt, affordable, professional and most importantly, they provide effective pain relief to the injured area. Seeing Dr. Donato is always a pleasant experience; he is funny yet professional, prompt yet he takes enough time to be thorough. I highly recommend him.” – Elaine L.