Treatments We Offer

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We specialise in soft tissue (muscles/tendons/ligaments) injuries and rehabilitaion. Available treatments include:

Soft Tissue Release

Soft tissue release targets specific areas of tension and stress in muscle tissue. Because of this, it is particularly useful when just part of a muscle is affected by scar tissue or fibrosis, which can happen after an injury. A muscle in this state can be likened to three rubber bands that have been linked together, where one of the bands is thicker and less elastic than the others. When these bands are stretched, the weaker, more flexible bands tend to give way and the tight, thick one stretches very little. By creating a false origin in the muscle and applying pressure to the belly of it, it is possible to force this thick, inelastic part to stretch and eventually break up the scar tissue, which was causing the problem. It is especially effective when used on large muscle groups such as the hamstrings and quadriceps, as because of their size, particular areas of tension can tend to be problematic, leading to pain throughout the muscle. These areas need specific targeting as stretching the whole muscle will lead to the above-described scenario, where the tightest point may not actually stretch effectively. Soft tissue release is an excellent way of treating tendonitis in a muscle as it takes pressure off its point of origin, which is where the inflammation occurs in this condition. In this way, it is a very effective treatment for conditions such as lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow). By locking into to the proximal end of the muscle near the elbow and asking the client to circle their wrist, this works the shortened muscle under pressure, thereby alleviating associated pain. This principle can be summarised as Shorten – Lock – Lengthen. It can help in increasing range of movement, reducing pain and preventing injury. It also stimulates the nervous system and re-educates the body.

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