Soft Tissue Therapy

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Soft Tissue Therapy

The term soft tissue refers to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and joint capsule.
Soft tissue therapy is commonly used in combination with chiropractic care to aid in improving the function of a joint by effecting the surrounding soft tissue structures. This can help relieve tissue tension and spasm and allow the joint and tissues to function better.

When we exercise, sit or stand in specific postures for long periods, microtraumas can occur in soft tissue structures. This microtrauma can also cause adhesions in the muscles and surrounding fascia leading to tightness and pulling.

These adhesions are the focus of soft tissue work. The aim is to release the muscle and lengthen the fibres. Soft tissue therapy can be utilised in combination with mobilisations, joint manipulation, stretching and dry needling.