Soft Tissue Mobilization
Do you want all-natural, effective pain relief from chronic muscle pain? “Soft tissue mobilization” is a general term used to describe different forms of massage therapy that focuses on relaxing muscles and breaking down scar tissues. Serving patients in Charleston, Mattoon, Effingham, Champaign, and surrounding areas of Illinois, our fully equipped medical clinic has the high-quality soft tissue mobilization to fast-track healing and optimize your muscle function.
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) uses specialized instruments to detect and treat areas of scar tissue and adhesions in muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves causing pain, reduced range of motion, and dysfunction.
IASTM is a simple and effective manual therapy. It is not aggressive and does not cause excessive tissue damage or bruising. How does IASTM reduce pain and chronic inflammation? The treatment works by:
- Breaking down scar tissue
- Relaxing muscles
- Reducing painful muscle spasms
- Improving blood flow at the treatment area
- Increasing cellular activity in the damaged area to enhance your body’s natural healing process
- Increasing joint movement beyond a restricted range of motion
Rapid Release Therapy
Rapid release therapy involves the use of instruments to apply motions and pressure in order to locate muscle restrictions and break down scar tissue, which encourages the body to heal the underlying issue. As the scar tissue decreases, functional rehabilitation for the affected areas is most commonly utilized to improve dysfunction and prevent relapses.
Your rapid release session will be a combination of examination and treatment. Our doctor manually evaluates texture, tightness, and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments, and nerves. Abnormal tissues are treated using directed tension with very specialized movements or exercises.
Conditions Treated by Soft Tissue Mobilization
Soft tissue mobilization utilizes specially designed stainless steel instruments to accurately detect and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis or chronic inflammation. IASTM instruments are clinically proven to achieve quicker and better outcomes in treating both acute and chronic conditions and injuries, such as:
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain (e.g., as rotator cuff injuries)
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Back pain
- Hip pain
- Joint swelling
- Ankle sprains
- Achilles tendonitis
- Plantar fasciitis
- Muscle strains
- Ligament sprains
- Scar tissue
- Trigger finger
- Mastectomy and cesarean scarring
Soft tissue therapy is particularly beneficial for sports and occupational injuries and rehabilitation. The procedure helps to eliminate soft tissue discomfort associated with occupational stresses, muscular overuse, and many chronic pain conditions. For accidents involving trauma and injury, early use of soft tissue therapy can significantly reduce the development of painful muscular patterning.
Are you wondering if you would be a good candidate for soft tissue mobilization? Our doctor will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your case to determine which soft tissue techniques or a combination of therapies can give you fast pain relief. Our goal is to help you recover naturally, without complicated surgeries and medication that can be addictive and cause side effects. Consultations are complimentary, so contact us to schedule your visit.