I wanted to write and comment on ART therapy. I have been a recipient of ART for the past few months. I began this treatment while in the Virginia Costal region a few months back. When I saw the therapist located in that area, i was wow-ed by the claims of ART, but not really impressed with my results. Sure, I noticed slight improvement of my ROM and a decrease in pain, but no overall healing. As I prepared to go home at the end of my semester up in the area (college student), i was told to take it light all summer. Further, I was informed that the condition would probably hinder me the rest of my life. I’m already a really small guy anyway dreaming of mass and what not, so this came as a bit of a downer. However, as is consistent with most members of this forum’s mentality, i was not going to be stopped. Before i left VA, i called and placed an appointment with another ART therapist about 2 hours from where I would be doing my internship for the summer. Yesterday was my first appointment. Suffice it to say I was much more pleased with my care with this practitioner. He has been practicing ART therapy and teaching it to others for quite a while, and immediately was able to diagnose my problems, as well as point out to me why the initial injury had occured. (I injured my pectoral muscle, and was told that this was due to the way i don’t carry my shoulders evenly.) He told me within the next 2 weeks I should have full ROM back. He also informed me that he would show me exercises to strengthen my weakened shoulder, so that I would carry it more evenly, and thus prohibit further injury. I have my second appt. next week, and can hardly wait. I already feel much much better. I say all of this to echo what Tampa-Terry and others have said about ART. If you have ever tried it, and were unpleased with your results, you might want to try another practitioner who has a more firm understanding of the practice, and can properly treat your area.