Soft Tissue Work

Myofascial Release:

Dr. Watson offers combination of myofascial techniques in conjunction with chiropractic care and kinesiotaping in order to return your body to proper function as quickly as possible.

Myofascial release is a term used to describe soft tissue therapy for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. This therapy aims to relax contracted muscles, improve blood and lymphatic circulation, and stimulate the stretch reflex in muscles.

Fascia is the tissue underneath the skin, but above the muscle and is a thin, tough, elastic type of connective tissue that wraps most structures within the human body. The reason that we have fascia is to support and protect these structures.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is performed with ergonomically designed instruments that detect and treat fascial restrictions, encourage rapid localization and effectively treat areas exhibiting soft tissue fibrosis, chronic inflammation, or degeneration. As in any Manual therapy treatment ,supplementation with exercises and additional modalities e.g. joint mobilization designed to correct biomechanical deficiencies by addressing musculoskeletal strength and muscle imbalances throughout the entire kinetic chain should be used in conjunction with IASTM. How does it work? Instruments effectively break down fascial restrictions and scar tissue. The ergonomic design of these instruments provides the clinician with the ability to locate restrictions and allows the clinician to treat the affected area with the appropriate amount of pressure.

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