Activated Release Technique (A.R.T.)
Dr. Thomas McNulty is a licensed chiropractor, acupuncturist and A.R.T. physician.
He is A.R.T. Full Body Certified, Long Tract Nerve Entrapment Certified, A.R.T. Ironman certified and is in the A.R.T. Elite Provider Network.
What is it?
ART is a patented, hands-on technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Dr. Leahy started ART over 30 years ago in Colorado. It all began when he was working with elite athletes as a way to treat soft tissue disorders so they could get back to peak performance as quickly as possible.
How does it work?
Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. Dr. McNulty uses his 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 movements.
What conditions does it treat?
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 ART. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles.
How effective is it?
Today, ART therapy is utilized by every NFL football team, nearly every Major League Baseball team, Olympic athletes, and Ironman triathletes. ART therapy works rapidly, often reducing pain by as much as 90% in four treatment sessions.
Does insurance cover it?
BCBS and UHC plans often cover ART. But most other insurances do not.