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Active Release Technique

Injured or hurting? Don’t endure countless medical visits with minimal improvement, take on expensive and risky invasive procedures, or settle for “just living with” soft-tissue pain and disfunction. Instead, make ART your first choice for soft-tissue care.

Call (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

Active Release Technique Kitchener Waterloo

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Dr. Shannon Webster, BA (Hons), DC


Dr. Shannon Webster is an evidence-based Chiropractor that graduated with Honours from New York Chiropractic College (NYCC).

Now it’s easy to find a clinic offering Active Release Technique near you

Good news – if you’re looking for active release technique treatment in Kitchener Waterloo, there’s a CARESPACE multidisciplinary clinic less than 10-minutes away (see our locations). And even better, our evidence-based team is driving to get the results you want so you can be your best.

What is Active Release Techniques?​

Active Release Technique (ART) is a patented, state-of-the-art massage technique. The technique is soft tissue system/movement-based and treats many different conditions, resolving them quickly and permanently. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles. The goal of ART is to break down scar tissue and adhesions to help with overall body function. It is effective for acute and chronic injuries to muscle, tendons, ligaments, and nerve entrapments. Benefits of ART include pain reduction, improved range of motion, increased strength and flexibility.

Applicable conditions include: problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, tennis elbow and more.

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Who benefits most from ART?

The best success stories often come from those who originally sought ART treatment as a final option. That said, we urge anyone dealing with soft-tissue or nerve conditions to consider ART and its benefits as a first option. Save yourself the emotional, physical, and monetary expense of invasive, risky, costly, and tedious courses of treatment.

Step 1: Diagnosis

The diagnostic process utilizes the practitioners’s hands to identify aberrations in tissue texture, tension, and movement, continuing until the root cause of a condition is determined.

Step 2: Treatment

Once the problem has been identified, the condition is targeted by one or more ART treatment protocols, each combining precise touch with specific client movements to restore proper function and relieve pain. There are over 500 specific treatment protocols unique to ART allowing the practitioner to identify and correct the specific problems that are affecting you.

Step 3: Relief

Because the ART system is unique, the results are uncommon. There are no known side effects and most conditions, including strains, sprains, and other musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), are resolved in just five or fewer treatment sessions.

Active Release Practitioners

Dr. Shannon Webster, BA (Hons), DC

Chiropractor, Clinic Director


Dr. Tyler Baron, BASc, DC

Chiropractor, Clinic Director

Westmount East

You're less than 10-minutes from CARESPACE!

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Live-answer Reception

Please call us at (519) 208-2273 to talk with our live-answer Reception Team who will be happy to book, reschedule appointments or answer any of your questions, or book online now.

Serving Kitchener-Waterloo and Surrounding Area

Please call us at (519) 208-2273 or book online today.

  • 8AM–8PM Monday – Friday
  • 8AM–6PM Saturday – Sunday

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I was suffering from neck pain And numbness Dr. Shannon Webster, BA, DC Chiropractor, is helping me. Acupuncture helps me with pain, enhances my mood. She's fantastic, Dr.
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I cannot recommend Dr. Shannon Webster and Dr. Michael Torreiter enough. Both are super friendly and understanding and it has been an absolute pleasure to have met them and been treated by them.

I have been receiving treatment from Dr. Webster for a few months and I've been feeling much better. I had sever knee, shoulder and back pain. I couldn't squat or do push ups without my joints screaming at me. But now I'm not able to only do all those but also feel stronger. The most important piece is that she listened and took my history of many injuries into consideration. And as a dancer, I couldn't have asked for a better chiropractor who not only helped me feel better but also understood my needs.

I also brought my grandmother to Dr. Torreiter for her back pain for acupuncture. He was extremely kind, understanding, compassionate and everything that I could ask for. He made her feel comfortable and explained every step during each treatment. He made sure that she was well taken care of and also made other important referrals that lead to her recovery.

So far I have referred my whole family to these two wonderful individuals and everyone's experience has been equally great. Thanks to them we all are doing much better!