Soft Tissue Therapy

Q. What soft tissue techniques are used?

Myofascial Release (MR)- is a hands on technique used to treat muscles, tendons, and joint capsules.  MR involves movement of the patient’s body combined with slow sliding manual therapy.  We also use Active Release Techniques (ART) and instrument assisted massage.

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Q. Will I be treated on my first visit?

In most cases, YES.

Q. What are the costs?

Our initial visit costs is £40, and further visits are £30.  We do a £250 / year care package.  full price list

Q. Will it hurt?

A bit, it feels like a “good hurt” 

 Q. What is the theory behind soft tissue therapy?

A neuro-physiological effect, the brain changes the nerve messages to the area of treatment.  Flexibility often improves immediately.

Q. Is there any evidence behind the soft tissue therapy used?

Yes!  research

Q. What injuries are treated?

Most soft tissue injuries: ITB syndrome, hamstring pulls, shoulder rotator cuff issues, hip flexor strains, plantar fasciitis, shin splints, Achilles tendinosis. ART is also effective in treating many issues that cause back, neck, and knee pain.

 Q. Can the techniques be used as part of an injury prevention program as well as for treatment?

Yes, we use MR, ART, Chiropractic, and specific exercises to treat Premiership footballers to help prevent muscle strains. 

Q. How long are appointments?

Our appointment lengths are 10 to 30 minutes depends on what needs to be done for treatment as opposed to a set time period. 

Q. Do you teach these techniques?

Yes.  We teach  manual therapy workshops  to health professionals, including the staffs of two Premier League clubs are scheduled for 2016.