SOFT TISSUE RELEASE

What is SOFT TISSUE RELEASE?

Soft Tissue Release is a manual therapy technique where a pressure (a stabilizing force) is exerted on the muscle or connective tissue during movement (tension) to impart a stretch or lengthening. In order to maximize the effect, the pressure point is relocated during the technique to target different sections of the restricted muscle or connective tissue.   .

How does SOFT TISSUE RELEASE help?

 

Many conditions are characterized by decreased mobility and range of motion. In addition to the rigors of everyday life and work, many patients commonly struggle to rehabilitate their condition due to tissue stiffness or tightness. By releasing tight muscles, muscular bands and adhesions, restoration of mobility can allow the patient to better participate and complete therapeutic exercises and daily functional activities.

 

What should I expect with SOFT TISSUE RELEASE?

Release of soft tissues can vary between conditions. In general, you should feel a 'therapeutic' pain followed by an increase in range of motion and pain relief during movement. Please notify your practitioner if you are feeling pain during treatment.

When should Soft Tissue Release NOT be used?

  • Acute stage of healing or during the inflammatory stage

  • Fracture or Broken bones

  • Open wounds

  • Skin irritation or infections

  • Areas of high sensitivity (may have to use caution)

  • Areas that lack sensation (use caution)

  • Patients with bleeding disorders

  • Any other medical conditions that stretching or massage (direct pressure) is not recommended. If in doubt due to a specific situation, please seek advice from a physician before proceeding.

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