Soft Tissue Techniques
Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization enables clinicians to effectively address scar tissue and fascial restrictions resulting in improved patient outcomes. These techniques use stainless steel or ceramic instruments, along with appropriate therapeutic exercise, to specifically detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. The instruments also are used to follow the kinetic chain, to locate and treat the cause of the symptom as well as the specific area of pain. Graston Technique is an example of instrument-assisted soft tissue work. Browse resources below to learn more about Graston technique and similar instrumented soft tissue modalities
Neuromuscular Therapy (NMT) is a thorough program of recovery from acute and chronic pain syndromes which utilizes specific massage therapy, flexibility stretching, and home care to eliminate the causes of most neuromuscular pain patterns. This specific and scientific approach to muscular pain relief will help to bring about balance between the musculoskeletal system and the nervous system. NMT enhances the function of joints, muscles and biomechanics (movement) and it releases endorphins, the body's own natural pain killers. It can be part of a comprehensive program, complementing all other health care modalities. Browse resources below to learn more about NMT.