What Does Soft Tissue Therapy Mean?
Soft Tissue Therapy is a type of physical therapy that focuses on your ligaments, muscles, tendons, and fascia. This kind of therapy is often used to help you recover after an accident or injury.
A soft tissue injury often occurs when too much tension is going on in your muscles. You may have more of a risk to have these happen in areas of your body that have been previously injured. At Evolve, our physical therapy services can help you heal your soft tissue injuries and learn how to prevent them as well.
When situations might you need soft tissue therapy for?
Desk Job Pains
To Prevent Injury
To Maintain Flexibility
Could you benefit from soft tissue therapy?
There are many ways in which you can benefit from Soft tissue therapy. It can help you with sporting and other injuries, as well as improving your flexibility and mobility.
Treatment Methods for Soft Tissue Therapy
Listed below are a few of the types of treatment that we can use during soft tissue therapy sessions.
Soft Tissue Release: Soft Tissue Release is when pressure is applied to your affected muscles. It specifically targets tension in the affected muscle which allows for you to actively stretch while releasing the areas of pain.
Myofascial Release: The myofascial release method focuses on relieving tension and tightness in your trigger points. It is used over a larger area to reduce pain and improve mobility.
Trigger Point Therapy: This type of therapy is not the most comfortable, but it is effective. Direct pressure will be applied to your trigger points to reduce pain.
Common Soft Tissue Injuries
Here are a few of the soft tissue related injuries that we see the most often.
Sprains: A sprain is the most common type of injury and happens when a ligament has been torn. Ligaments are the part of the body that connects your bone to your joint. Sprains can be very painful, and some will require physical therapy to heal.
Tendonitis: This happens when a tendon becomes irritated or inflamed. It can occur in any tendon, but is most common in your shoulders, knees, and elbows. By using physical therapy to stretch and strengthen your muscles you will be able to reduce the pain that occurs with tendonitis.
Stress Injuries: A stress injury is when you have a repetitive injury located in the same place. These can occur due to overuse or improper form. These are most common in athletes but can happen to anyone. At Evolve, we can help you to reduce the pain your stress related injury is causing, as well as teach you injury prevention methods.
Are there ways that you can prevent soft tissue injuries?
If you are wondering how to prevent injuries from reoccurring to your soft tissues there are a few ways that you can do so.
Make sure that you stretch to warm up and cool down during exercise.
If you are training be sure to gradually increase your training regimen.
Allow a proper recovery time between workouts.
Wear good footwear during athletic and everyday activities.
If you are doing an activity that is causing you pain, stop.
Soft Tissue Therapy with Evolve Physical Therapy in Brooklyn
If you have had an accident or injury that has caused damage to any of your soft tissues, we are here to help. By taking part in a physical therapy recovery plan you can shorten your recovery time, and start to find relief from you pain. You can give us a call today to schedule your first consultation free of charge. Call-1-718-258-3300
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