Soft Tissue Therapy

1 mins

Soft tissue therapy is the treatment of pain, injuries relating to the muscles, ligaments, tendons and other soft tissue of the body. 

It is most closely identified with relieving discomfort within the neuromusculoskeletal system.

 Soft tissue treatment involves the assessment and treatment of any soft tissue injury that is causing pain and abnormal function. Soft tissues include ligaments, tendons, muscles and fascia. At Ramona's Therapy  the soft Tissue Therapists use a number of soft tissue treatments depending on your symptoms.
One of the treatments is Myofascial release,

Fascia is the network of connective tissue that covers and supports all structures in the body including bones, nerves, muscles, tendons and internal organs. 

 The fascia can become tight and restricted following an injury or just inactivity  and this may cause pain or reduced movement. At Ramona's Therapy  the Soft Tissue Therapists carry out myofascial release which includes applying  STR ( Soft Tissue Therapy )

MET ( Muscle Energy Techniques) 

Muscle Energy Technique (MET) is a form of manual therapy which uses a muscle’s own energy in the form of gentle isometric contractions to relax the muscles with reciprocal inhibition and lengthen the muscle.

As compared to static stretching which is a passive technique in which the therapist does all the work, MET is an active technique in which the patient is also an active participant. are two types of MET , the first is (PIR) Post isometric Relaxation and (RI) Reciprocal Inhibition.