Soft tissue therapy (STT) is the assessment and treatment of injury, pain, dysfunction or tension to the tendons, ligaments and fascia of the human body.
This type of therapy is performed by applying manual pressure with or without the use of a topical cream or by using instrument-assisted pressure to the affected tissues. By applying tension in specific directions to the affected soft tissue, the intention of this therapy is to break down scar tissue, stretch connective tissue and muscle fibers, improve function and restore one’s range of motion.
Soft tissue therapy providers incorporate their knowledge and experience about anatomy, physiology, pathology, biomechanics, tissue response and tactile palpation skills to effectively treat affected tissues.
Soft tissue therapy has been shown to help many conditions, including but not limited to:
- Sports Injuries
- Back & Neck Pain
- Shoulder Pain
- Frozen Shoulder
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Knee Problems
- Shin Splints
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Nerve Entrapments & Impingement
- Whiplash & Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries