Soft Tissue Therapy

At Canberra Soft Tissue Therapy, we’re proud to offer a comprehensive range of services and treatments. We understand that each person’s body is unique, and your aches and pains will differ to that of another client. We believe in working to tailor a treatment plan unique to your specific needs, and take the time to listen to and understand your situation.

Most treatments will require either an initial assessment of the body or a re-evaluation in order to determine the best treatment required.

Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves, tissues. Soft tissue injuries are the most common injury in sport. Soft tissue refers to tissues that connect, support, or surround other structures and organs of the body.

  • Assessments may include orthopaedic, neural, postural and movement testing to identify the source of the pain or injury

  • Manual techniques consist of muscle energy technique, passive tissue tension or remedial massage

  • Myofascial dry needling is an effective and efficient technique for the treatment of muscular pain and myofascial dysfunction and is extremely effective for relaxing overactive muscles, which contain trigger points.

  • Kinesio, Rigid or Functional Fascial taping method is a definitive rehabilitation taping technique that s designed to facilitate the body's natural healing process while providing support and stability to muscles and joints without restricting the body's range of motion as well as providing extended soft tissue manipulation to prolong the benefits of manual therapy administered within the clinical setting.

  • Rehabilitation exercise

  • Stretching

  • Reassessment to confirm changes in range of movement and effectiveness of the treatment

  • Home-care exercise prescription

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

IASTM is a process in which the therapist uses a set of hand held instruments to break down thickened collagen fibres (scar tissue) and fascial restrictions in soft tissue (muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia and nerves).

Once the damaged areas are detected through thorough assessment and palpation, the instruments are used to deliver a controlled amount of microtrauma to the affected area. The purpose of the microtrauma is to stimulate a local inflammatory response which initiates the reabsorption of excessive scar tissue and facilitates a cascade effect of healing activity. Adhesions within the soft tissue that may have developed because of surgery, immobilisation or repetitive strain, are broken down, thus allowing the client to regain function and improved motor control.

Remedial / Sports Massage

Pre and post event and injury prevention and maintenance.

Relaxation Massage

Not all treatments need to be therapeutic. If you have just had a tough week a relaxation massage may be the answer.

Referral

Some presenting conditions cannot be resolved in the clinic. In these cases, we work with a strong network of health professionals and a referral can be prepared for a GP, sports doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor or podiatrist.