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Active Release Technique + Revoluntion3 Triathlon = Great Time!

Friday, October 19, 2012

    Two JVPT clinicians brought their treatment tables outdoors and to the sidelines of a triathlon this summer to help treat tired athletes. Chung Lee, DC, and Sophia Maines, DPT, were among a group of about 10 clinicians from New England to volunteer for the Active Release Technique (ART) tent at the Revoluntion3 Triathlon in Old Orchard Beach, Maine this past August.
    Chung and Sophia treated the athletes with a combination of assisted stretching and ART, a unique movement-based soft tissue massage for muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia. The ART tent filled quickly as the triathletes headed over after completing the event. The triathlon included both Olympic and Half Rev races. The Olympic distance was a .93 mile swim, 24.86 mile bike and 6.2 mile run. The Half Rev was a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, and 13.1 mile run. Average temperatures were in the mid-70s. So, the athletes were very tired by the time they made their way to the ART tent. The clinicians worked on any body parts that the athlete thought needed loosening.
    Clinicians trained in ART often volunteer their services at triathlons, however, this was the first time for both Chung and Sophia. Chung, who works in both the Kendall Square and Post Office Square locations of JVPT, is full body certified in Active Release Technique. Sophia, who works at Kendall Square, is certified in ART for the lower extremity.
    Both had a great time and loved working with the athletes. They both hope to help out again at similar events in the future!
If you have questions about ART, please contact Chung ( or Sophia (

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