Soft tissue that is overused, such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves, can cause painful muscular adhesions and dense scar tissue in the body. These adhesions constrict the soft tissue over time, impacting the muscle's ability to contract. This is where functional soft tissue manipulation comes in.
Following an injury, functional rehabilitation is a type of therapy that focuses on enhancing balance, flexibility, and muscle strength.
The conventional components of physical therapy are expanded upon with functional rehabilitation. This treatment restores appropriate movement patterns by employing exercises that mimic the motions you do on a regular basis. It also enhances the communication between your muscular and neurological systems.
Simply put, functional rehabilitation is an effective treatment to help your body return to its prime condition.
Many patients turn to myofascial therapy when they experience persistent back, shoulder, or hip pain, or discomfort in any area of soft tissue with a loss of flexibility or function as a result of an injury.
Not only can myofascial release therapy help athletes achieve proper alignment for competition, but it can also improve skeletal and muscular alignment for patients prior to surgery.