Soft Tissue & Pain Management

Managing soft tissue issues among elite athletes is also demanding physically for therapists. There are ways around this

Soft tissue injuries including repetitive strain injuries are common in high-performance athletes. We have a range of tools and treatment methods to give the best outcomes whilst reducing strain on the therapist. The choice of a specific soft tissue management strategy is directed by each athletes symptoms, including sensitivity to pain threshold, functional ability, and urgency to return to the stage.

These techniques, used individually or systematically, with traditional methods help to manage soft tissue injuries, reduce pain, minimise time loss from work/performance, and to prevent further tissue damage. They integrate seamlessly with common practices of movement based therapeutic exercise programs, kinesiology taping, and/or aquatic therapy programs.

Focused Shockwave

Focused shockwave is widely used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain in muscles, tendons and joints. Focused shockwave describes the use of acoustic waves to target tissue at varying depths to compress and manipulate tissue resulting in a focused and precise deep tissue massage. The results of the mechanical stimulus delivered by focused shockwave can lead to increased circulation and pain relief – key components in the healing process.

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IASTM

HawkGrips are Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilisation tools. IASTM is an increasingly popular treatment method used by clinicians around the world. The tools are used to increase range of motion, treat acute and chronic conditions, reduce need for medication/surgery and decrease pain.

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soft tissue & pain management