The ART / Ironman program has become the most successful project of its kind. It was originally conceived to provide a venue for ART providers to gain experience at premier endurance sporting events around the world and hundreds of ART providers have done so. After months of planning and re-negotiating with the World Triathlon Corporation, ART has developed a new program. We want to take this opportunity to update you on the changes.
- The program is now called ART Ironman Sponsorship Program, and will be a Co-Sponsorship. This means ART providers have access to every triathlon that WTC owns (32 in the USA alone); providers will be able to promote their own offices at the races with unique access to logos and branding. Providers will also be able to hand out their personal business cards to racers.
- Participating providers will be clearly identified on the ART website with the red m-dot setting them apart as actively participating with Ironman and the "art" of ART in sports.
- The cost to individual providers does not change. It is still $250 plus shipping and ART will pick up the difference so that the program can grow.
- ART will provide the use of ART Ironman Sponsorship logos, (with signed release and approval)
- Providers now have the opportunity to be in the athlete village at their local races and co brand with the ART presence. Since most participants are local this should drive business to the local providers in the ART tent. Come prepared to make connections.
- Race for the ART team. Providers will have a unique access for race entry should you decide to "toe the line." These races are usually sellouts and entry is difficult but we have arranged to have one entry (not free) at every race.
- If you want to be a team lead for a race in your area, call the office for details.
- Participation in treatment teams is still covered by your sponsorship, so no costs for events other than Kona!
- Participants will also receive a ART Ironman Sponsorship shirt.
It is a REQUIREMENT that providers participate ALL DAYS of the Ironman Event they wish to attend. Please be courteous to your other providers and athletes and only commit if you are able to fully participate.
- Lake Placid, NY July 24-27, 2014
- Whistler, BC July 24-27, 2014
- Boulder, CO July 31-August 3, 2014
- Mont Tremblant, QC August 14-17, 2014
- Louisville, KY August 21-24, 2014
- Madison, WI September 4-7, 2014
- Lake Tahoe, CA September 18-21, 2014
- Chattanooga, TN September 25-28, 2014
- Kona, HI October 7-11, 2014
- Panama City Beach, FL October 29-November 1, 2014
- Tempe, AZ November 13-16, 2014
To be included on the treatment teams, you must be certified in ART® in at least one area and be current in your certification.
This year there will be four different options for you when working an Ironman race:
- The First option will be to come and strictly treat race week and race day. The cost will be $75 (Kona is $125). This includes cost of shirts, tent rental, and other costs incurred for the race. You will need to bring a table!
- The Second option will be for people who are currently taking the online Biomechanics course and want to become certified. You will need to pay the $75 to work the race and will be tested at the end of the 3 days of practice/instruction with the athletes. Testing may occur on race day. Did I mention you need to bring a table?
- The Third option will be for providers to work the race week, race day and re-certify by attending the Recertification Course. The course will be ($795) as well as the $75. You will need to bring a table!
- The Fourth option will be a new way for providers to work the race week, race day and re-certify, attend the Masters ART Course. This course is available at Ironman Coeur d'Alene and Ironman World Championship Kona. The course will be ($1000) as well as the $75. Leahy will be teaching the Masters ART Course the first day (8am - 12:30pm). You will need to bring a table!
All options have a 4-day commitment except Kona, which is a 6-day commitment. Please consider this when registering.
Students are invited to work the events with the above requirements and approval.
Ironman Treatment Team Flashback
Active Release Techniques treatments address problems in individual tissues as well as in between tissues. One tissue or structure
can affect another structure biomechanically and it can also affect the other structure directly. The Complex Protocols address this
by identifying problems with motion, pressure or tension between adjacent tissues. This course is only open to full body certified providers.
"The CP class is a great addition to the existing ART skill set. Students were impressed about how much they can actually feel the
relative motion between two adjacent structures. Dr. Leahy created Complex Protocols out of necessity in an effort to improve the ability
for structures to slide next to each other independently. Students in class were amazed with how much they can actually feel. Those of us
who have used it can’t imagine practicing without it. It's a game changer just like the Long Tract Nerve class was when it first came out.
Most everyone in the class immediately thought of patients they could apply it to." –Sophie Brodeur, DC