The ART® Complex Protocols Course consists of 93 protocols that address problems in and between two or more anatomical structures at a time. Learn to treat complex musculoskeletal issues with dramatically reduced treatment times and increased effectiveness.
Active Release Techniques®treatments address problems in individual tissues as well as in between tissues. One tissue or structure can affect another structure biomechanically and it can also affect the other structure directly. The Complex Protocols address this by identifying problems with motion, pressure or tension between adjacent tissues.
Problems obviously occur inside a structure but clearly half the potential problems are between adjacent structures. We identify and treat these by reinforcing the motion between tissues. This is accomplished by locking one structure in place and using a double contact to move the second structure while holding the first in place.
A second method is to use active motion to move both structures in opposite directions while using a reinforcing tension with a double contact.
The Complex Protocol system will allow you to literally double your effectiveness in treating neuromusculoskeletal problems.
Registration for this course includes a personalized 197 page bound study manual, 1 instructional DVD. Please allow 3-6 business days for shipment.
A strong understanding of human anatomy and physiology is vital when learning and practicing ART®. It is strongly recommended that providers take time prior to the courses to study their materials and watch the DVD(s) in order to be prepared for the course itself. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be educational days comprised of 80 percent hands-on work and 20 percent lecture. Instructors will present each protocol and then break into small groups to practice and answer questions. Testing will take place on Sunday mornings and once a provider passes the practical exam, they are considered a Certified ART® Provider.
In order to participate in an Active Release Techniques® 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 888-396-2727 if you have a question in regards to certifications not listed.
To be eligible for the student rate for our courses, we do require proof of enrollment.
Only students who are pursuing their first degree in a healthcare field in which they can become licensed to treat soft-tissue conditions/injuries may receive the student discount. This discount will apply for any courses that occur up to six months after graduation or certification date. Students must attend these courses within that timeframe. If a venue is changed to a date outside of that timeframe, we will ask for the difference in cost.
Courses are for practitioners who treat or manage soft-tissue injuries and conditions. Each participant should have an advanced understanding of anatomy.
Active Release Techniques (BOC AP#P3882) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.
There is immediate clinical application for chiropractors, physicians, osteopaths, massage therapists, physical and occupational therapists, and certified athletic trainers.
Please note that travel arrangements should not be made until confirmation that registration in a course has been received and approved to avoid change fees.
All Cancellations / Returns must be made within 90 days from the date of purchase to receive a refund. Cancellations must be made at least 30 days prior to the course start date to receive a full refund. All cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the course start date will be refunded, minus a $100 cancellation fee. All participants who cancel a course and receive a refund must also return the study materials for that course. Due to the personalized nature of the study materials, all returns on study material will incur a $295 return fee. All returns must be cleared through the ART® office and ART® must receive the materials and inspect them before issuing a refund. A "Returned Materials Declaration" must also be signed and returned verifying that the study materials have not been reproduced or distributed. Refunds will be applied to the original credit card or by the original form of payment only. Any attendance to a live class voids all seminar refunds, regardless of date of purchase. **IMPORTANT: Functional Movement is paid a portion of the seminar fees for the SFMA certification. Providers who are taking the SFMA portion for the first time will NOT be refunded the Functional Movement fee if they have accessed the required online pre-course material.