Pittsburgh's Premier Active Release Technique Provider serving Wexford, Sewickley, Cranberry, Franklin Park, Gibsonia, Warrendale, and the entire Pittsburgh area.

Dr. Scott and Dr. Moon are Full-Body certified in Active Release Technique and Dr. Scott is a certified Ironman Provider in the Pittsburgh area. They specialize in soft tissue treatments and mobility training for runners, triathletes, crossfitters, and athletes of all types all over Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas.

We are full-body certified in ART and an accredited member of the ART Ironman Provider Network.

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.

Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc)
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia)
What is an ART Treatment like?

Every ART session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The ART provider uses his or her 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 patient movements.


These treatment protocols - over 500 specific moves - are unique to ART. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient. ART is not a cookie-cutter approach.

How do overuse conditions occur?
What is Active Release Technique (ART) to Individuals, Athletes, and Patients?
ART is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based massage technique that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. 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.

Active Release Technique A.R.T.

PITTSBURGH'S PREMIER ACTIVE RELEASE TECHNIQUE PROVIDER