ART® Spine Course

Spine Course

The ART® Spine Course consists of 82 protocols including peripheral nerve entrapments. Learn to treat the cervical, lumbar, and thoracic spine. With many spine problems it may be necessary to treat both the upper and lower extremities.

Registration for this course includes a personalized study manual and an instructional DVD or USB drive. Please allow 3-6 business days for shipment.

Certified Athletic Trainers

Active Release Techniques is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers (BOC AP#P3882). This program is eligible for a maximum of 21 Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spend in the educational program.

California Acupuncture Board

All category 1 courses for CEP # 1443 are pending California Acupuncture Board approval

ART® Spine Courses

According to the education levels described by the PDC, the following continuing education courses are considered to be Mastery Level

Colorado Springs, CO - Spine Level 1

Thursday, January 11 - Sunday, January 14, 2018

Spine Workshop - 21 continuing education credits sponsored by New York Chiropractic College.

Note: All Prices are in US Funds. Checks must be issued in US Dollars. - More Information


Chicago, IL - Spine Level 1

Thursday, March 8 - Sunday, March 11, 2018

Spine Workshop - 21 continuing education credits sponsored by New York Chiropractic College.

Note: All Prices are in US Funds. Checks must be issued in US Dollars. - More Information


Montreal, QC - Spine Level 1

Thursday, April 12 - Sunday, April 15, 2018

Spine Workshop - 21 continuing education credits sponsored by New York Chiropractic College.

Note: All Prices are in US Funds. Checks must be issued in US Dollars. - More Information


Colorado Springs, CO - Spine Level 1

Thursday, June 14 - Sunday, June 17, 2018

Spine Workshop - 21 continuing education credits sponsored by New York Chiropractic College.

Note: All Prices are in US Funds. Checks must be issued in US Dollars. - More Information


San Diego, CA - Spine Level 1

Thursday, September 13 - Sunday, September 16, 2018

Spine Workshop - 21 continuing education credits sponsored by New York Chiropractic College.

Note: All Prices are in US Funds. Checks must be issued in US Dollars. - More Information


Colorado Springs, CO - Spine Level 1

Thursday, September 20 - Sunday, September 23, 2018

Spine Workshop - 21 continuing education credits sponsored by New York Chiropractic College.

Note: All Prices are in US Funds. Checks must be issued in US Dollars. - More Information


What can you expect at an ART® course?

A strong understanding of human anatomy and physiology is vital when learning and practicing ART®. It is strongly recommended that providers take time prior to the courses to study their materials and watch the DVD(s) in order to be prepared for the course itself. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be educational days comprised of 80 percent hands-on work and 20 percent lecture. Instructors will present each protocol and then break into small groups to practice and answer questions. Testing will take place on Sunday mornings and once a provider passes the practical exam, they are considered a Certified ART® Provider.

Who can take an ART® course?

In order to participate in an Active Release Techniques® Soft-Tissue Management training course, you must be a licensed health care professional with soft-tissue malpractice insurance. In other words, you must be licensed/certified to perform soft tissue treatment on patients/clients.

Some areas of certifications include chiropractors, medical and osteopathic doctors, physical and occupational therapists and assistants, physiotherapists, massage therapists, certified athletic trainers, and students studying towards any of these certifications with proof of enrollment. Please call 888-396-2727 if you have a question in regards to certifications not listed.

Students

To be eligible for the student rate for our courses, we do require proof of enrollment.

Only students who are pursuing their first degree in a healthcare field in which they can become licensed to treat soft-tissue conditions/injuries may receive the student discount. This discount will apply for any courses that occur up to six months after graduation or certification date. Students must attend these courses within that timeframe. If a venue is changed to a date outside of that timeframe, we will ask for the difference in cost.

Please fax 719-442-1504 or scan and email your form of student verification to education@activerelease.com as soon as possible to ensure your order is processed.

Who needs these courses?

Courses are for practitioners who treat or manage soft-tissue injuries and conditions. Each participant should have an advanced understanding of anatomy.

   Active Release Techniques (BOC AP#P3882) is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Certified Athletic Trainers.

There is immediate clinical application for chiropractors, physicians, osteopaths, massage therapists, physical and occupational therapists, and certified athletic trainers.

Course objectives stated in measurable and behavioral terms as correlated to Bloom’s Taxonomy.

  1. Locates correct structures when asked, based on anatomical names (Knowledge)
  2. Selects the appropriate protocol treatment for the structure identified as having an issue (Knowledge)
  3. Explains the patient movement required to shorten and lengthen the structure of interest (Comprehension)
  4. Restates the Law of Repetitive Motion and identifies implications for muscular skeletal disorders (Comprehension)
  5. Applies the learned contact, tension and motion of a protocol to a structure on an instructor who is imitating a patient (Application)
  6. Produces the full structural movement required to effectively resolve issues with muscle or tissues (Application)
  7. Correctly differentiates healthy versus unhealthy tissue based on biomechanical principles using palpation (Analysis)
  8. Compares the movement and feel of healthy versus unhealthy tissue to detect problems with muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves within the human anatomical system (Analysis)
  9. Gives an example of a clinical presentation expected for an issue for a particular protocol structure (Synthesis)
  10. Develops an effective treatment plan for patients incorporating Active Release Techniques integrated with past training (Synthesis)
  11. Recommends correct protocol both for structure involved as well as location of unhealthy tissue within the structure (Evaluation)
  12. Provides peer-review critique to colleagues who are demonstrating protocol application (Evaluation)

Cancellations / Returns

Please note that travel arrangements should not be made until confirmation that registration in a course has been received and approved to avoid change fees.

All Cancellations / Returns must be made within 90 days from the date of purchase to receive a refund. Cancellations must be made at least 30 days prior to the course start date to receive a full refund. All cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the course start date will be refunded, minus a $100 cancellation fee. All participants who cancel a course and receive a refund must also return the study materials for that course. Due to the personalized nature of the study materials, all returns on study material will incur a $295 return fee. All returns must be cleared through the ART® office and ART® must receive the materials and inspect them before issuing a refund. A "Returned Materials Declaration" must also be signed and returned verifying that the study materials have not been reproduced or distributed. Refunds will be applied to the original credit card or by the original form of payment only. Any attendance to a live class voids all seminar refunds, regardless of date of purchase. **IMPORTANT: Functional Movement is paid a portion of the seminar fees for the SFMA certification. Providers who are taking the SFMA portion for the first time will NOT be refunded the Functional Movement fee if they have accessed the required online pre-course material.