Active Release Technique is a cutting-edge soft tissue management system that deals with injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves. It was developed by a chiropractor, Dr. Michael Leahy, who works with members of the US.. Olympic team, the Denver Broncos and many other athletes. But ART isn't just for athletes : it can help anybody who has injured soft tissue through trauma or repetitive stress. Lumbar strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, headaches, knee problems, and tennis elbow are just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly and permanently with ART. Less than 1% of health care providers have undergone the rigorous training necessary to become an ART(registered company) provider.