Formerly a No. 1 world-ranked professional triathlete, Mark Fretta was resident athlete at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs for more than a decade. Mark Fretta presently works with A.R.T. (Active Release Techniques) and ART Corporate Solutions as vice president of operations.
A patented system, A.R.T. provides patients with movement-based soft-tissue manipulation solutions. A.R.T. techniques relieve conditions associated with the ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves, including tennis elbow and back pain.
In many cases, the patients are athletes and fitness enthusiasts suffering from overused muscles. Causes include micro-traumas, or a buildup of small tears that ultimately results in major pain. Also to be considered are acute conditions that occur suddenly and involve collisions, falls, pulls, and muscle tears. A third major contributing factor is hypoxia, or not getting enough oxygen to parts of the body that are being exerted.
Taken together, these factors can cause a buildup of dense, tough scar tissue which hampers performance and impairs the flexibility and health of nerves, muscles, and tendons. Accessible at http://www.activerelease.com, A.R.T. offers patients a permanent way of relieving and moving beyond these debilitating conditions.