Soft tissue therapy is a specialized technique used by chiropractors to address tension, adhesions, and dysfunction in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and fascia of the body. Unlike chiropractic adjustments, which primarily focus on joint manipulation, soft tissue therapy targets the soft tissues surrounding the joints to alleviate pain, improve flexibility, and enhance overall function.

Soft tissue therapy encompasses a variety of manual techniques designed to release muscular tension and restore proper tissue function. Some common soft tissue therapy techniques include:

  1. Myofascial Release: This technique involves applying sustained pressure to the myofascial connective tissue to release tightness and restrictions. It helps improve blood flow, reduce inflammation, and restore elasticity to the fascia surrounding the muscles.
  2. Trigger Point Therapy: Trigger points are localized areas of muscle tightness and tenderness that can refer pain to other areas of the body. Trigger point therapy involves applying direct pressure to these points to release tension and alleviate pain.
  3. Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM): This technique utilizes specialized tools to apply controlled pressure to the soft tissues, helping to break up adhesions, scar tissue, and fascial restrictions. IASTM can be particularly effective for treating conditions such as tendonitis and repetitive strain injuries.
  4. Active Release Technique (ART): ART is a movement-based soft tissue therapy that combines manipulation and movement to break up adhesions and improve tissue mobility. It is commonly used to treat conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and plantar fasciitis.

Before initiating soft tissue therapy, our chiropractors will conduct a comprehensive assessment to identify areas of tension, adhesions, and dysfunction in the soft tissues. Based on this assessment, they will develop a personalized treatment plan to target these areas and restore optimal tissue function.

Our goal is to provide effective pain relief, improve flexibility and mobility, and enhance overall well-being through targeted soft tissue therapy. We are committed to empowering our patients to take an active role in their healing process and achieve long-lasting results.