Soft Tissue Treatment
Common conditions we treat that benefit from this therapy:
Headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, shoulder pain, sciatica, Plantar Fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow just a few of the many conditions that can be resolved quickly with a combination of the soft tissue techniques employed by Dr. Wood.
What is Soft Tissue Treatment?
How does Soft Tissue Treatment work?
At Arizona Sports Chiropractic we have four different soft tissue therapies:
ART (Active Release Technique and Myofascial Release) ART is useful for decreasing muscle tension. Instead, the intent is to “resurface the road.” This technique works out the scar tissue and helps the muscle heal normally with long-lasting results.
Graston and IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation): Graston is similar to ART, but with the use of a tool to work out the scar tissue to promote healthy healing of the muscle.
Cupping: A technique that penetrates into the deeper reservoirs of muscle tissue to relieve inflammation created by stagnation. As tissue layers release heat, congestion caused by toxic waste is liquefied and brought to the surface of the body where small blood capillaries and the lymph system carry away cellular waste. When there is less inflammation/heat within the tissue, it becomes more receptive to fluids (less dehydration), oxygenated blood flow and other nutrients. Separation of tissue in this manner can be a catalyst for change as the body begins to eliminate chronic congestion and lymph becomes more fluid.
Voo-Doo Flossing: A technique that helps break up intramuscular build-up to allow for greater mobility and blood supply to an area. By squeezing the muscle into a tight wrap, then forcing it through a full rang of motion (ROM), friction between muscle fibers helps break up fuzz, scar tissue, and lactic acid in those tiny places that foam rolling and lacrosse ball techniques cannot address.