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Active Release Technique

Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, state of the art soft tissue system/movement based 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.


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).

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area that binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. The formation of fascial adhesion or scar tissue that builds up between the muscle layers acts like a glue, restricting the normal sliding motions of the various tissue layers. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons cause tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. Restricted range of motion and muscle imbalance leads to poor biomechanics. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.


The ART practitioner finds and breaks apart the adhesion to allow the muscles and nerves to move freely once again. Soft tissue conditions often do not show up in radiographic studies; thus, The ART practitioner is trained to find the exact tissue that is injured or causing the problem and then physically works that tissue back to its normal texture, tension and length .It is a unique technique that provides excellent results, usually one that enables a patient to see significant results within just a few visits.


What we hear most is, “I have had this pain for a long time. Up until now, no one has been able to find the cause. You found the source of pain right away,” because ART providers are the only ones trained to palpate these specific conditions. ART is successful for professional and amateur athletes, people injured in auto and work accidents, and people who just work hard and hurt. Symptoms vary from aches and pains, to burning muscles, to numbness and tingling.


Every Active Release Techniques session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. The Active Release Techniques 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 Active Release Techniques. They allow providers to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each individual patient.

Active Release Techniques is a gold standard treatment at Dynamic Wellness because we believe that treating soft-tissue injuries in combination with chiropractic care provides the best patient outcomes and preventing reoccurring conditions. ART is also a proud partner of Ironman triathlons and Dr. Larry Wilson is part of the provider network that travels to events worldwide to provide treatment to the competitive athletes.

Dynamic Wellness & Chiropractic Best Tampa Florida Chiropractors Dynamic Wellness & Chiropractic
800 W Platt St #2
Tampa, Florida, 33606
Phone: (813) 551-1313
Dynamic Wellness & Chiropractic provides natural, drug free pain services. We help you get rid of pain through soft tissue manipulation like ART (Active Release Technique) Graston Technique and through manipulation of the spin (chiropractic adjustments). Our clients love the results. Come see us at our Tampa Office!
  • Monday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Dynamic Wellness & Chiropractic
Very different from the usual chiropractic appointments that I\'ve had in the past. Here, they\'re much more thorough in investigating and treating your ailments. I usually get a quick adjustment from the other guys and in a few days I notice my pain and discomfort returning. When I leave here I feel like I did a 180. The effects of the techniques practiced here also seem to last much longer. All in all, a great place for recovery
Chiropractic Serivces
Date published: July 11, 2017
5 / 5 stars
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  • I've seen many chiropractors over the years for various things, but I've never felt like I've had the level of care provided here. My husband and I initially found Dr. Larry when we were looking for someone certified in ART, but now he's our family chiropractor. Thank you for such great care and service!

    Tia Pettygrue

    A special thank you to two special men in my life after two months of my episode, Dr. Larry Wilson Chiropractor at Dynamic Wellness in Tampa and Lance McComish my trainer at Longwood Run Tennis Club Gym in Sarasota......the patience of both these gentleman keeps my back on track pain free and mainly drug free!

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    Dr. Wilson brings not only knowledge but also compassion to his care! He has always done a fantastic job at treating me and getting me back to life. He utilizes the latest techniques to bring the highest quality care to the table. I would recommend Dr. Wilson to anyone in the area who is trying to get the most out of life!

    Michael Nelson
  • 5 star review  We have been going to chiropractors for years now with back and neck problems and yet the first day I see dr. Larry I immediately know this is the exact chiropractor I need. He knew exactly what was going on he asked me the right questions and knew exactly the right locations where I was in pain after the first time we met I already felt better than I ever did with any other chiropractor.

    Kerin  Clarkin Avatar Kerin Clarkin
    October 28, 2017

    positive review  Best chiro Ive ever been to and his staff is awesome.

    Aaron Rodas Avatar Aaron Rodas
    March 21, 2021

    positive review  Dr. Wilson is definitely a 5 star Chiropractor!! I have been going to him for the past 2 months for chronic foot pain and my foot has never felt better. He has been doing a combination of Laser Therapy, Graston Scraping and his Active Release Technique. I highly recommend Dr. Wilson at Dynamic Wellness.

    Gary Yamnitz Avatar Gary Yamnitz
    October 10, 2019
  • positive review  Dr. Wilson is taking great care of me and my back issues. He has a great staff too.

    Pete Radeka Avatar Pete Radeka
    May 14, 2021

    5 star review  Dr. Wilson is top notch! He did laser treatments and ART on my shoulder and elbow and I felt instant pain relief and greater range if motion! Highly recommended!

    Jeff Houghtaling Avatar Jeff Houghtaling
    January 19, 2017

    5 star review  Great center with state of the art techniques with a Chiroprator that cared for his patients

    Jesse Casanova Avatar Jesse Casanova
    September 2, 2017