Active Release Technique Treatments now available at Move Strong Gym

Are you suffering from:
– Headaches
– Back pain
– Carpal tunnel syndrome
– Shin splints
– Shoulder pain
– Sciatica
– Plantar fasciitis
– Knee problems
– Tennis elbow
All these conditions have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles. ART is a state of the art soft tissue system/movement technique, that is especially useful for athletes and those using repetitive movements at the gym.


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. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis, and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.


Every ART session is actually 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 very 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!

We now offer ART Treatments to help resolve over-use conditions quickly and permanently! Most of our membership options include a monthly ART Treatment, to help relieve tight muscles and trigger points, reduce joint stress and improve your performance and overall quality of life.

Our Membership Options

Get in touch with us today via our Contact Us page to book in for a consultation with our Head Coach Chris “BigDog” Bellette, to find out more about how we can help you achieve the YOU you’ve been missing out on! Or call BigDog directly on 0402 733 944.

Your Health Practitioners

Husband & wife, Chris & Filipa Bellette, have teamed up to put together their 15+ years of education, clinical/coaching experience and expertise to create a killer package to help you reach your goals! We have easily spent over $150,000 on our education and training, so that we can help you achieve REAL RESULTS. There is NOTHING like this in Tasmania, let alone in Devonport, so if you are ready to invest in your health, fitness and your very soul, contact us today. We promise, with your compliance, we will make big things happen for you!