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Soft Tissue Treatment

Accelerate healing and reduce recovery time from soft tissue disorders and injuries

We utilize a number of soft tissue therapies to accelerate healing and reduce recovery time of many soft tissue disorders, including:

  • Medial Epicondylitis (Golfer's Elbow)

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

  • Rotator Cuff Tendinitis

  • Tibialis Posterior Tendinitis

  • DeQuervain's Syndrome

  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

  • Ligament Sprains

  • Bursitis

  • IT Band Syndrome

  • Ankle Sprains

  • Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

  • Plantar Fascitis

  • Patellar Tendinitis

  • Heel Pain /Achilles Tendinitis

  • Adhesive Capsulitis (Frozen Shoulder)

  • Myofascial Pain and Restrictions

  • Muscle Strains

  • Trigger Finger

  • Shin Splints

  • Scars (Post-Surgical/Traumatic)

Some of the most common treatment options we use are:

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a method of treatment directed specifically towards soft-tissue repair, remodeling, and regeneration. IASTM utilizes ergonomically-designed stainless steel instruments to discover areas of scar tissue and fascial restriction following soft tissue trauma or injury (typically resulting from repetitive strain, acute trauma, surgery, or immobilization). The instruments are then used to treat these areas by breaking down scar tissue, releasing fascial restriction, and improving soft tissue function (flexibility, mobility, and strength) with proper remodeling of fibrosis and scar tissue. This provides for a superior therapeutic option for soft tissue injuries, especially when used in combination with joint manipulation and exercise designed to correct biomechanical deficiencies.

Research to support IASTM:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24567849

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17224356

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19083680

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27390432

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28217425


Kinesio Taping Method

The Kinesio Taping® Method is a rehabilitative taping technique that is designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body’s range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered in our clinic. Latex-free and wearable for days at a time, Kinesio® Tape is safe for populations ranging from pediatric to geriatric, and successfully treats a variety of orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and other medical conditions. The Kinesio® Taping Method is a therapeutic taping technique not only offering you the support you are looking for, but also rehabilitating your condition as well. Kinesio® Tape alleviates pain and assists with reducing inflammation and swelling. Kinesio® Tape assists with reducing inflammation and swelling by lifting the skin and opening the area under your skin improving the function of your blood vessels and lymphatic system. Kinesio® Tape can be applied in hundreds of ways depending upon your condition and where it needs to be applied. It has the ability to re-educate the neuromuscular system, reduce pain and inflammation, optimize performance, prevent injury and promote good circulation and healing, and assist in returning the body to homeostasis. . It has been proven to have positive physiological effects on the skin, lymphatic and circulatory system, fascia, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. It can be used in conjunction with your other treatments within our office and is effective during the rehabilitative and chronic phases of an injury. It can also be used as a preventative measure by helping to support areas of the body that are often overworked related to your sport or activity.

Research to support Kinesio Taping method:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27276165

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27858689

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27814861

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27784622


Massage Therapy

For more information on Massage Therapy, please visit the Massage section of our website by clicking here.


Therapeutic Ultrasound

Therapeutic ultrasound is used in therapy to provide a local deep heat. It utilizes sound waves to penetrate below the surface of the skin to create a vibration of soft tissue (muscle, ligaments, tendons, bursaes) to increase their thermal temperature. As a result therapeutic ultrasound promotes circulation and blood flow to these tissues to aid and accelerate healing properties of an injured area. It also aids in helping to reduce muscle tension and spasm and can also be aid in breakdown of scar tissue. Ultrasound combined with IASTM is an incredible option to promote and accelerate healing of soft tissue disorders and injuries.

Research to Support Therapeutic Ultrasound:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20607458

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2049912

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20331373

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19644691d


Electrical Stimulation

Electrical stimulation, also known as e-stim, is a therapy that is used for multiple therapeutic effects including promotion of tissue healing, decreasing pain, improving muscle strength and contractility, and
decreasing swelling. It is best used in acute (symptoms present < 6 weeks) conditions including muscle strains, ligament sprains, tendonitis, and neuropathy. It also has been shown to be effective in some chronic conditions, including fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome.

Research Links to Support Electrical Stimulation:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19644691

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16737405

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12927639

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12620086

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12370877

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