Injury to the soft tissues of the body can affect anyone. The most common tissue damaged are the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia (connective tissue). These structures can be injured during sport, overuse activities such gardening and decorating and falling over. Sustained postures such as desk work and long-distance driving can place the body under stress, and this may cause long term tension in these soft tissue structures.
Your physiotherapist will carry out a thorough assessment to find which muscle and structures are causing the problem or have been damaged after injury. If there is some acute inflammation some electrotherapy may help reduce this. Soft tissue massage and other manual therapy techniques will be used to get the affected joint and injured tissue back to its normal function so you can return to work and get back to your sporting and daily activities.
Benefits of this treatment
The benefits of this treatment include:
- Reduced pain.
- Increased range of movement.
- Increased soft tissue length.
- Reduced swelling.
- Increased muscle strength.
- Increased mobility.