Evolve Physical Therapists use Active Release Techniques (ART), which is a manual therapy used to treat soft tissue structures of the body. The ART soft tissue management system is based on scientific evidence that muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue develop adhesions within and between them as a result of various injuries. These adhesions cause the motion of muscles or joints to be altered, resulting in a wide variety of symptoms including pain, weakness, reduced range of motion, numbness, and tingling. Every ART session is a combination of examination and treatment. The Physical Therapist 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 from the Physical Therapist with very specific patient movements. These treatment protocols unique to ART allow the Therapist to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting each patient. Manual therapy, such as ART is an excellent example of how Evolve Physical Therapists offer treatments far more significant than a cookie-cutter approach.