Soft tissue therapies

Soft tissue therapy involves releasing the body’s soft tissues, including muscles, fasciae, tendons and ligaments with or without instruments.

The goals of soft tissue therapies are to:

  • Break down adhesions, also known as scar tissue;
  • Relax muscle tension;
  • Displace tissue fluids.

Muscle release technique

During a muscle release treatment, the patient will be moved through a series of precise movement protocols as the practitioner manually works on the tissues involved.

​Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization

This variant utilizes a tool to break down adhesions following the same goals as the muscle release technique.

Soft tissue therapies can be used for a variety of neuromusculoskeletal disorders, including:

  • Headaches;
  • Back pain;
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS);
  • Shin splints;
  • Shoulder pain;
  • Sciatica;
  • Plantar fasciitis;
  • Knee problems;
  • Elbow problems.

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