Suffering from an Acute or Chronic Soft Tissue Injury?

  • Muscle tear, pull, strain
  • Tendon injuries (i.e. Biceps tendonosis)
  • Rotator cuff tear, shoulder impingement
  • Repetitive strain/overuse injury
  • Back pain, neck pain, whiplash
  • Chronic pain conditions
  • Ankle/foot pain: plantar fasciitis, old ankle sprain
  • Nerve entrapment, soft tissue peripheral neuropathy
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Post surgical recovery

What are soft tissue techniques?

Today, there are a number of very effective forms of specific soft tissue techniques that help to reduce and release scar tissue, adhesions, altered myofascial glide patterns present in many repetitive strain injuries and soft tissue conditions.  Soft tissue techniques’ are usually movement based and done by hand or are instrument assisted.  In comparison to the therapeutic effects of remedial massage that is typically passive in nature; the precise active motion pattern that individual muscles and connective tissue are taken through under specialized tension and glide with hand or instrument assisted procedures by the practitioner are key to the distinctive results.

The Sports Chiropractors at Motion Health Centre in the Sydney CBD use soft tissue techniques to those tissues that have been significantly damaged by micro-trauma, tear or overuse common in the cumulative injury cycle.   The aims of this type of care is to:

  • break down adhesions and scar tissue,
  • realign altered muscle fibres and decrease spasms
  • improvemyofascial glide and restore motion
  • increase blood flow and oxygenation
  • decrease pain
  • improve the healing response

First he practitioner first evaluates the texture, movement and rigidity of the muscles, tendons, ligaments and for nerve tension.  An approach known as Active Muscle Release or Myoabrasion which is provided by manually by hand or an instrument assisted approach using specially designed guasha, jade or stainless steel devices are used.   Each have similar and individual benefits when treating the nuances of soft tissue injuries.

Soft tissue techniques are just one of many methodologies your practitioner at Motion Health Centre may use to help you recover from acute and chronic injuries and help you achieve integrative whole body results.  Often rehabilitative exercises, Trigenics, Chiropractic spine and joint manipulation/adjustments, natural anti-inflammatory supplements and/or nutritional advice will be combined with soft tissue techniques.