Any soft-tissue technique aims to reduce and free muscle adhesions, 'break up' scar tissue, reduce pain, and allow the muscle to function better.
Techniques we have had training in:
- Fascial Manipulation
- Dry Needling
- Instrument-Assisted Soft-tissue Mobilization; many people have heard of "Graston"
- Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.)
- Post-Isometric Relaxation (PIR)
One of the most common techniques in our office is fascial manipulation, which can help reduce muscular restrictions and allow the muscle to move freely and without pain.
From everyday stress, injuries, and sitting at a desk all day, fascia (connective tissue that covers, connects, and supports our muscles) can get "gunked up," which prevents proper muscle function. Over time, this can decrease performance and cause pain.
Scar tissue can create different sensations of hyperesthesia (increased sensation), hypoesthesia (loss of feeling), and paraesthesia (pins and needles). With our techniques, we can create awareness to the nervous system, which allows for less pain and improved function.
Muscles can hold tension or become overactivated, and PIR is a technique that effectively releases tension and relaxes the musculature.
Graston is a popular technique that uses a tool to help break up fibrotic scar tissue and stimulate a healing response.
Fascial manipulation is a manual therapy technique that targets the fascia, a connective tissue surrounding muscles, bones, and organs throughout the body. The goal of fascial manipulation is to restore the natural movement and function of the fascia by applying specific pressures and stretches to affected areas.
The fascia is a complex network of connective tissue that plays a crucial role in the body's movement and function. It can become restricted or tight due to injury, trauma, or prolonged postures, which can lead to pain, discomfort, and limited mobility. Fascial manipulation aims to release these restrictions and restore optimal function.
Fascial manipulation can be effective for a range of conditions, including chronic pain, headaches, neck and back pain, and sports injuries. Releasing tension in the fascia can help restore mobility, improve posture, and reduce pain and discomfort.