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Active Release Technique (ART)

Alleviate muscular and soft tissue problems benefit from long-term Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) relief.
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Why Jurmaine Health as your Active Release Technique specialists

A team of experienced & professional health experts

Friendly & informative approach to health & wellbeing

A holistic & collaborative approach to health

How It Works

We see the whole person and aim to address the multiple contributing factors that are at the core of the problem you face, rather than only focussing on surface-level symptoms. We’ll always look at the bigger picture, ensuring the work we do with you is meaningfully contributing to the alleviation of your RSI and other accompanying soft tissue problems.

The team who will work alongside you pride themselves on truly excelling in their field. We’ve been in practice for over 10 years, and endeavour always to deliver the outcome you desire in the shortest time possible.

Other non-specialist clinics will often attempt to fit you within a rigid set of parameters, providing a textbook approach that isn’t customised to your individual situation. We’ll take the time to understand your body and the nature of your pain, helping us to provide you a solution that’s actually fit for purpose.

Hands-on approach

Involving a deep hands-on approach, ART is a soft tissue diagnostic and management treatment process, designed to correct muscular and soft tissue problems over the long-term.

Catered to today’s environment

If you find yourself working long hours or engaging in high intensity physical activity, your occurrence of RSI is likely to be much higher, causing your soft tissue (muscles, tendons, fascia and nerves) to become irritated and enflamed, ART was designed to meaningfully assist you.

Adapting to the natural healing process

Every aspect of our approach to treating your RSI and other discomfort is built upon the premise that your body’s natural healing process has its own timing, and that one method simply doesn’t fit all patients. We’ll adapt to your specific circumstances and requirements in everything we do.

Get in touch today to enquire about our services. We’d love hear from you.

What Will Be Assessed?

Active Release Technique was developed by Dr Michael Leahy, who enjoyed the diversity of a career as an Aeronautical Engineer before becoming a Doctor of Chiropractic. By combining his engineering background with his knowledge of human anatomy and palpation expertise, Dr. Leahy formulated a unique and effective approach for dealing with soft-tissue injuries, now known as Active Release Technique or ART.

Dr Leahy talks about nerve entrapment syndromes and what the most common 92 are throughout the body, all of which can be treated using ART.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the signs that I should go to Jurmaine Health?

  • When you have been going to a clinic consecutively for weeks on end without a resolution, we may be able to help.
  • When you find yourself receiving the same treatment approach for weeks, months or years on end without a resolution, we may be able to help.

What are your fees?

Our Current Fee Structure (fees are subject to change each financial year)

  • $195 per hour (taping included)
  • $90 per 20 minutes for subsequent sessions

We will inform you if we need to spend more time with you.
Note: Your session at Jurmaine is one whole hour one-on-one – with one of our trained practitioners. Not 15 mins shared across multiple clients as many other clinics do. We are geared for results – this takes time & increases likelihood of lasting outcomes.

  • The average total spend by a person in a common rehabilitation setting is $1,300.00.
  • People spend an average of $850.00 on rehabilitation fees with us.
  • We work with patients who are on a Chronic Disease Management (formerly Enhanced Primary Care or EPC). Speak to your GP who can arrange a care plan on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).


Comparison of Jurmaine Health Fees to other practitioners:


  • Common Chiropractic Fee: $55 – $60 per 10 – 15 minute session (equivalent to $240 per hour)
  • Top End Massage/Musculoskeletal Therapist: $120 per hour
  • Top End Strength Trainer: $120 – $150 per hour
  • Top End Physiotherapist: $240 – $280 per half an hour

    How many sessions are needed?

    This usually depends on:

    • The diagnosis, issues and goals of the individual
    • The rate of recovery

    Most people experience a significant difference in pain or movement perception within the first two sessions. However, it is the second session that determines the recovery pathway.

    What do I need to bring?

    We recommend that you bring:

    • Comfortable clothes
    • Previous imagings (eg. CT, MRI, X-Ray)

      How long are the session?

      You can expect your first session to take 1 hour. Most subsequent sessions are 40 minutes, to an hour.

      It depends on what you are trying to achieve and how much treatment your body can tolerate.

      Do you accept Chronic Disease Management Plans (given by GP)?

      Yes, we do. Please check with your health cover provider that you are covered for chiropractic and physiotherapy.

      Do you accept Private Health funds?

      Yes, we do. Please check with your health cover provider that you are covered for Chiropractic. If for physiotherapy only, we cannot help you claim that if you did need to see one of our head clinicians who are chiropractors.

      What is your cancellation policy?

      We take credit card details up-front and require at least 12 hours notice if you are unable to attend your appointment.  In cases of emergency, please let us know at your earliest convenience.

      Because our time is important, any no-shows and failure to inform us of non-attendance are charged at 100% of the appointment rate.

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