Soft Tissue Therapy
At Lifepath Physiotherapy, we apply various advanced massage and soft tissue techniques to release tension, reduce stress, and promote healing in your muscles using soft tissue therapy.
What Are Soft Tissues?
Soft tissues are what make up the human body. These include your muscles, ligaments, tendons, nerves, blood vessels, joint tissue (synovium), and fascia (tissue surround a muscle).
What is the Difference between Physiotherapy & Massage Therapy?
Before you commence physiotherapy, your physiotherapist will perform a full evaluation prior to making any diagnosis of your specific condition. We do this by examining your bones, joints, and soft tissue structures to determine what is the potential cause of your condition.
If after our examination muscle or soft tissue is deemed to be injured, then a massage or soft tissue treatment technique may be applied as part of your physiotherapy treatment.
The team at Lifepath Physiotherapy works closely with the Lifepath Massage Therapy team as the two treatment modalities are closely connected when treating soft tissue injuries, and the collaborative approach to healing can be very beneficial to your overall health and well-being.
What is better for my treatment, Massage Therapy or Soft Tissue Therapy?
Your Lifepath Physiotherapist will be able to determine if massage therapy or soft tissue therapy will be most effective based upon your assessment and ongoing evaluation of your specific injury.
At times one area of the body that is injured can cause another part of the body to compensate for the injury. For example, muscles surrounding a joint may be tight or in spasm trying to protect an inflamed joint or vice versa. Our physiotherapy team is highly trained to evaluate and treat these problems to provide you with the relief you need.
What are the benefits of Soft Tissue Therapy?
- It can reduce muscular tension
- Increases blood flow
- Breaks down scar tissue
- Improves gliding of tissues against each other
- Reduces pain and stiffness
By combining your Soft Tissue Therapy treatment with other services at Lifepath Wellness, we can offer a one-stop trip to help treat your injuries and get you moving again!