ART® Advanced Courses

Who can take an ART® course?

In order to participate in an Active Release Technique Soft-Tissue Management training course, you must be a licensed health care professional with soft-tissue malpractice insurance. In other words, you must be licensed/certified to perform soft tissue treatment on patients/clients.

Some areas of certifications include chiropractors, medical and osteopathic doctors, physical and occupational therapists and assistants, physiotherapists, massage therapists, certified athletic trainers, and students studying towards any of these certifications with proof of enrollment. Please call 1-888-396-2727 if you have a question in regards to certifications not listed. Course Requirements

  • You must be a licensed healthcare professional
  • You must have soft tissue malpractice insurance
  • You must have an advanced foundational understanding of anatomy and physiology

Where do I start?

We have no preference which advanced course you start with. Most providers choose by venue, since travel is obviously a consideration, or by which course will benefit their practice the most.

ART® seminars are designed to help students learn the ART® protocols with a combination of textbook study, lecture and hand-on practice. Students will study written and video materials prior to attending the course. While at the seminar approximately 20% of instruction will be delivered via lecture, while the remaining 80% will be hands-on practice under the guidance of skilled ART® instructors. Each course culminates with a practical exam. We require participants to pass a minimum proficiency to become “Certified”.

Course objectives stated in measurable and behavioral terms as correlated to Bloom’s Taxonomy.

  1. Locates correct structures when asked, based on anatomical names (Knowledge)
  2. Selects the appropriate protocol treatment for the structure identified as having an issue (Knowledge)
  3. Explains the patient movement required to shorten and lengthen the structure of interest (Comprehension)
  4. Restates the Law of Repetitive Motion and identifies implications for muscular skeletal disorders (Comprehension)
  5. Applies the learned contact, tension and motion of a protocol to a structure on an instructor who is imitating a patient (Application)
  6. Produces the full structural movement required to effectively resolve issues with muscle or tissues (Application)
  7. Correctly differentiates healthy versus unhealthy tissue based on biomechanical principles using palpation (Analysis)
  8. Compares the movement and feel of healthy versus unhealthy tissue to detect problems with muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves within the human anatomical system (Analysis)
  9. Gives an example of a clinical presentation expected for an issue for a particular protocol structure (Synthesis)
  10. Develops an effective treatment plan for patients incorporating Active Release Techniques integrated with past training (Synthesis)
  11. Recommends correct protocol both for structure involved as well as location of unhealthy tissue within the structure (Evaluation)
  12. Provides peer-review critique to colleagues who are demonstrating protocol application (Evaluation)