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Active Release Techniques 


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.

ART -- Effective Therapy


Dr. Shannon Webster, BA (Hons), DC


Dr. Shannon Webster is an evidence-based Chiropractor with additioinal certifications including Active Release Techniques (ART), Webster Technique, Contemporary Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University, Activator Technique, RockTape, and...

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Your first online appointment is Free!

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.

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.


Direct billing

​Most CARESPACE services both in-clinic and online are covered by most group health insurance plans. Please ask your practitioner for more information. ​

We're here for you day, evenings and weekends

The clinic is open Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 8:00PM and Saturday and Sunday 8:00AM to 6:00PM. Daytime, evening and weekend appointments are available both at our clinic and online with TeleCARE. 

Live-answer reception

Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm to talk to our live-answer reception team who will be happy to book or reschedule appointments or answer any questions.

Your first online appointment is FREE

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

You're 15-minutes away from pain relief!

Serving Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding area 

CARESPACE is conveniently located at the intersection of Northfield and Weber Streets in Waterloo and can be accessed by most of Kitchener-Waterloo in less than 15-minutes. It is only 2-blocks from the ION LRT and Highway 85 and has ample on site free parking.

CARESPACE Health+Wellness

564 Weber Street North, Unit 12 

Waterloo, Ontario N2L 5C6

Extended Clinic Hours


8:00am to 8:00pm Monday to Friday

8:00am to 6:00pm Saturday and Sunday

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

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