A Hands-on approach to treatment.
Soft Tissue techniques are a type of manual therapy that qualified health professionals use to assist and facilitate numerous body systems, including the muscular system, the nervous system, the endocrine system and the circulatory system. Soft tissues Include muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia (connective tissue). Muscles can become ‘tight’, overworked and/or weak due to pain, injury or postural imbalances, this leading to a build up of toxins in the area and potential ‘trigger points’ (taut, palpable muscle bands), which add to pain. When muscles work in this way it can compromise how well blood flows to an area and how well toxins are removed. A dysfunctional muscle can also impact on nerves, effecting how muscles and skin are innovated and can cause symptoms including numbness, pins and needles, burning and weakness. Soft tissue techniques including massage, trigger point release and nerve glides can help to relax and lengthen musculature, ease pain, breakdown adhesions (scar-tissue), improve circulation, reduce swelling and help to remove toxins from the body. I believe that soft tissue techniques are an important part of holistic treatment for musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions. Throughout treatment sessions soft tissue techniques will be used as appropriate depending on reported symptoms and following a full examination. Throughout your rehabilitation progress multiple treatment options may be used in conjunction to aid recover, however soft tissue work is something you cannot do when on your own (at least not well) and is therefore considered by me to be an important component of treatment when in clinic.
Based at Clifton Moor, York, my clinic is accessible from the city and outer ring-road (A1237), appointments are available throughout the day, into the evenings and even on weekends, with home sessions and online physiotherapy available for these times of need.