Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue manual therapy is based on scientific evidence that muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue develop adhesions within and between them as a result of various injuries that include: acute (sudden injury), cumulative (chronic injury) and pressure (due to poor posture). These adhesions cause the motion of muscles or joints to be altered, resulting in a wide variety of symptoms including pain, weakness and reduced range of motion, numbness and tingling.muscle, ligament, fascia, tendon, nerve, or joint capsules are stretched or held to break down scar tissue (adhesions).

This differs from massage by the use of active movement of the limb, or spine from the patient while the provider produces pressure on the abnormal tissue under tension Breaking up adhesions (scar tissue) in the soft tissue has shown to reduce recovery rates in patients with acute and chronic pain and is often used in conjunction with a chiropractic adjustment.