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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.

Our therapists are fully trained in many manual techniques that can assist in decreasing pain and improving function. Each type of manual therapy addresses the joint, ligaments, tendons, muscles, nerve, and connective tissue to assist in achieving better movement and less pain. 

1. MyoKinesthetic System

The MyoKinesthetic System was created by Michael Uriarte, D.C., to help patients living with pain and mobility issues.

MyoKinesthetic System manual therapy techniques can be used to

  • Alleviate Pain

    • From headaches, low back problems, shoulder injuries, knee issues, sciatica, and other common and chronic conditions.

  • Restore Movement and Function

    • For tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, shin splints and other sports injuries; carpal tunnel syndrome and degenerative conditions.

  • Improve Posture

    • By addressing issues at the root, postural imbalances are corrected. 


The MyoKinesthetic System evaluates the root cause of pain within the nervous system, then rebalances it using muscle stretching and movements.


Our nervous system controls all our other systems, including skeletal, muscular and fascial, circulatory, respiratory, reproductive, digestive, and endocrine systems.

2. Active Release Technique (ART)

Forever Fit Physical Therapy is certified in Active Release Technique (ART)


What are Active Release Techniques (ART) for 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.

What is an ART treatment like?

Every ART session is 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 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.

3. Functional Dry Needling 

Functional Dry Needling is used to release or inactivate trigger points to relieve pain or improve range of motion. The technique uses a "dry" needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of the muscle.  The insertion of fine filament needles into neuromuscular junctions/motor points, stimulating the muscle, and bringing unbelievable pain relief and significantly improved function to athletes and patients who have been suffering for years.

4.  Cupping Therapy

Cupping therapy causes the tissue beneath the cup to be drawn up and swell causing an increase in blood flow to the affected area. Enhanced blood flow under the cups draws impurities and toxins away from the nearby tissues and organs towards the surface for elimination. Cupping helps to reduce pain and inflammation. It can also facilitate the healing process and strengthen the immune system.

Cupping therapy is indicated for both healthy patients and those suffering from ailments. Localized ailments that benefit from cupping therapy include a headache, lower back pain, neck pain, and knee pain.




5.  Graston’s Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Graston Technique® is an advanced form of instrument-assisted, soft tissue mobilization, which incorporates the use of six specially designed stainless-steel instruments. GT therapy efficiently treats the adverse effects of scar tissue and fascial restrictions as well as improves and maintains optimal range of motion.


6. Joint Mobilizations and Manipulations

Joint mobilizations and manipulations are a hands-on treatment to help you gain motion and help decrease stiffness within a joint specifically. This treatment is designed to relieve pain and muscle spasms, as well as improve joint flexibility.

7.  Myofascial Release

The Myofascial Release Technique is designed to release restrictions such as trigger points, muscle tightness, and dysfunctions in soft tissue that may cause pain and limit motion in all parts of the body. It has shown success in decreasing pain and increasing mobility. MFR is used to help treat pain and increase mobility in patients with a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to back pain, neck pain, and fibromyalgia.

8. RockTape

RockTape is a kinesiology tape that can give you extra support and stability. RockTape microscopically lifts the skin away from the muscle and fascia below, creating a decompressive effect. It can be used to treat sports and non-sports injuries, including shin splints, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee, and back pain. RockTape helps with muscle pain, cramping, joint pain, poor posture, inflammation, or bruising. RockTape is used to reinforce the gains that are made during the therapy sessions.

9. RockFloss

RockFloss is a useful tool we use in the clinic for targeted soft tissue disfunction. The RockFloss band is applied over an area of muscular “tightness” or soreness. The wrap is started below the target area and finishes above it.  The theory behind the approach is that the skin and superficial tissue is restricted in its movement by the compression of the band, and the movement of the limb means the deeper structures are still required to slide/glide, potentially creating an internal shearing effect within the tissue, improving the slide/glide capability of the area.

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