Soft Tissue Therapists treat clients who have musculoskeletal injury, pain or dysfunction caused by any of life’s stresses and from all walks of life. Although sport can be a common factor with many of our clients symptoms, this is far from being the main issue we deal with.
Soft Tissue Therapy integrates three essential clinical elements:
Applying a range of assessment methods to determine whether Soft Tissue Therapy is appropriate and devise a suitable treatment plan for the individual client. This will include range of motion tests and posture assessment. See more detail here.
Applying a range of soft tissue techniques (including massage) to aid recovery from injury and improve soft tissue condition and joint mobility.
Offering advice on a range of remedial exercises and lifestyle factors aimed at speeding up recovery, preventing injury recurrence as well as improving posture, performance and function.
I use the following techniques:
- Myofascial Release Technique (MRT)
- Positional Release Technique (PRT) / Strain Counterstrain
- Soft Tissue Release (STR)
- Neuro-Muscular technique (Trigger Point)
- Muscle Energy Technique (MET) – variations
- Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF)
- Active Isolated Stretching
- Passive articulation of major joints
I am often told people are worried that a sports massage might be too much, but looking at my infographic below you can see some statistics about the clients I have treated.