Muscle/Soft Tissue Therapy
Muscular release therapy involves placing the specific muscle in a shortened position then lengthening the muscle, with or without the active help of the patient, while applying pressure with the thumb or hand to produce a stretch. This breaks up soft tissue adhesions in the muscle and reduces pain. There are many other passive and active (stretching and strengthening) “tools” to normalize muscle tone. Dr. London frequently applies more traditional massage methods as well. The right combination of muscle therapies will be chosen for your case. Sessions with Dr. London can begin or end with time on our massage chair or traction table.
Your chronic soft tissue problem may be the result of imperfectly healed injuries; either acute or chronic overuse injuries. Restrictions or actual scar tissue forms and restricts normal soft tissue length and flexibility. Once the injured soft tissue begins to heal, Dr. London will prescribe the appropriate exercise and stretching program to hasten your recovery.