Dr. P. Michael Leahy is an honor graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, former fighter pilot, and proud veteran. After his military service, Dr. Leahy graduated valedictorian of Los Angeles College of Chiropractic.
Not long after graduating valedictorian of Los Angeles Chiropractic College, Dr. Michael Leahy grew increasingly dissatisfied with the slow and poor efficacy of traditional soft-tissue treatment methods, especially for professional and Olympic athletes that urgently needed to get back to training and competition. He set to work developing the Active Release Techniques (ART) treatment system. Astonished by his impressive results, Dr. Leahy’s friends and colleagues urged him to train other healthcare professionals to utilize the ART treatment system in their practices.
Throughout his career, Dr. Leahy has regularly treated professional, collegiate, and Olympic athletes, including Ironman champions, members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Olympic gold medalists, PGA Tour champions, and even a U.S. President. He has been on staff with the NFL’s Denver Broncos for more than two decades, and he and his ART Team remain a mainstay at the finish line of the Ironman World Championships in Kona.
Dr. Leahy has never stopped developing ART treatment. He discovered and published the Law of Repetitive Motion and the Cumulative Injury Cycle, redefining understanding and treatment of athletic- and work-related injuries. Today, as president of ART, Dr. Leahy’s work is dedicated toward developing curriculum and instruction materials for ART that perfect ART models, systems, and protocols bit-by-bit, based on feedback from ART Certified Providers, professional athletes, and students collected over more than three decades. ART’s aim remains the same. Dr. Leahy and his team are dedicated to continuing to push the limits of efficacy and efficiency in soft-tissue and nerve care.
Active Release Techniques® (ART®) exists to train, encourage, and assist healthcare professionals to identify and resolve conditions that are not properly diagnosed or efficiently treated by conventional methods. Through ART, millions have discovered that they do not have to “just live with” pain or restricted movement, or endure tedious treatment regimens for a chance at full recovery.