Myofascial + Soft-Tissue Techniques >>>>
Myofascial release, instrament assisted soft tissue, deep tissue manual therapy are just a few of our techniques!
The muscular and fascial systems are integral parts of the neuromusculoskeletal (NMS) system and are often affected by injuries and other conditions.
Fascia is a specialized connective tissue that bundles and covers muscles, internal organs and other tissues. It can be seen as a kind of connective tissue “shrinkwrap or glue.” Highly innervated with pain fibers, fascia can be both a cause of pain itself and/or an effect of injury from adjacent areas of the body. When a tissue is injured or over-stressed, scar tissue and “adhesions” can form as part of the body’s protective reaction. It can not only cause pain but can limit a person’s joint range of motion, causing feelings of stiffness, and limit their function such as not being able to take a full stride during walking. Though it’s part of the normal healing process, scar tissue can be over-produced and can accumulate, becoming part of the problem.
The kinds the myofascial release and specialized soft-tissue techniques we use are designed to “release” and remove adhesions and scar tissue. They can be performed using specific manual (hands-on) techniques, or specialized tools and devices. We also often incorporate a functional movement such as specific arm motion patterns during rotator cuff myofascial release to facilitate lengthening of the fascia. Patients often describe it as feeling like a targeted deep tissue type of massage.
Fascial involvement is almost always a component of a neuromusculoskeletal condition and, for this reason, we often include these techniques as part of a broader treatment plan to address contributing sources of pain and dysfunction.
Some of the conditions ChiroMedica utilizes soft-tissue techniques for include: low back pain, sciatica, neck pain, headache, carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, shoulder pain, rotator cuff injury, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, knee pain, and many others. Many of these conditions resolve quickly when myofascial and soft-tissue techniques are part of the patient’s overall treatment.
Myofascial and Soft Tissue work well in conjunction with Chiropractic Medicine.