Active Soft Tissue Therapy

This is a soft-tissue treatment process that locates and breaks down the scar tissue and adhesions which cause pain, stiffness, weakness, numbness, and physical dysfunctions.

This method is used to find the specific tissues that are restricted, and physically work the soft tissues back to their normal texture, tension, and length, by using various hand positions and soft-tissue manipulation methods.  Treatments take about 8-15 minutes for each area treated and may require 6-8 visits for optimal results.

Soft tissue treatment is ideal for high-performance atheletes and any individuals with over-used muscles.

Over-used muscles (and other soft tissues) change in three important ways:

  • acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc),
  • accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
  • not getting enough oxygen (hypoxia).

Each of these factors can cause your body to produce tough, dense scar tissue in the affected area. This scar tissue binds up and ties down tissues that need to move freely. As scar tissue builds up, muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonosis and nerves can become trapped. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. If a nerve is trapped you may also feel tingling, numbness, and weakness.