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Robyn Pester Physical Therapy is one of only 2 certified providers of Active Release Technique in  Eugene.

Active Release Technique (ART) is considered the gold standard in soft tissue care. It is a patented, state-of-the-art soft tissue technique that is based on movement to treat problems in tendons, ligaments, fascia, muscles and nerves.

It is a go to treatment of mine on the track circuit and in the clinic to quickly improve and resolve back pain, shin splints, hip pain, plantar fasciitis, shoulder pain, tennis elbow and knee pain.

Active Release technique for hip
Active Release Technique for Plantar Fascia

How ART Works:

Active release technique (ART) treats your body’s soft tissue by combining manipulation and movement. The technique’s been around for more than 30 years.

ART entails identifying, isolating, and targeting the affected area to break up scar tissue. This promotes blood flow and faster healing of injuries. ART can be used to treat problems with your:

  • muscles
  • ligaments
  • tendons
  • nerves

First using movement, advanced palpation, and touch, I identify and locate the root of the cause of your issue.

Next using specific ART hands-on treatment protocols that target the involved tissue, I am able to improve function back to optimal while eliminating pain.

This technique can quickly resolve long-standing problems due to the nature that it targets both the dysfunctional movement and the specific tissue causing the pain.

As an ART practitioner, I am trained in how to identify and treat over 450 soft tissue structures.  

My certifications in ART include:


          Lower Body

          Upper Body

          Nerve Entrapments

          Complex Protocals

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What body parts are treated?

ART can be used to treat pain and other symptoms caused by injury or damage to:

  • Fascia. This is fibrous connective tissue that protects and supports muscles and organs throughout your body. Inflammation across a band of fascia tissue can cause extreme pain and stiffness. Plantar fasciitis is a common fascia tissue condition.
  • Major muscle groups. Strains and pulls from overuse or trauma can affect any of your major muscle groups. This includes muscles in your neck and shoulders, back, and hamstrings.
  • Tendons and ligaments. Tendons connect muscles to bone and ligaments connect bone to bone. Injury to either can cause pain and decrease range of motion.
Achilles Tendonitis

Benefits of Active Release Technique:

ART offers many benefits for anyone who has pain and other symptoms caused by soft tissue injuries either from sports, overuse, or trauma.

Benefits include:

  • increased flexibility
  • increased range of motion
  • decreased lower back pain
  • improved chronic neck pain
  • relief of tension headaches
  • management of carpal tunnel
  • management of shin splints
  • management of plantar fasciitis
  • management of tennis elbow
  • improvement of sciatic symptoms

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