Soft Tissue Treatment At The Boxgrove Clinic

We have an experienced team of soft tissue therapists at The Boxgrove Clinic who work closely and in sync with the physiotherapy team. Soft tissue therapists are experienced in treating pain and soft tissue injuries and use a variety of therapeutic techniques and approaches to address issues related to your muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and connective tissue. Soft tissue treatment can help to alleviate your pain, improve your flexibility, increase your range of motion, and enhance overall function.

An Introduction To Soft Tissue Treatment

Our bodies are made up of 70% soft tissue which includes muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and connective tissue. Our Soft Tissue Therapists have a detailed understanding of anatomy and use this understanding to ‘iron out’ unhappy soft tissue and return it to its natural, relaxed state.

Pain and restricted movement can be caused by: muscles that have become too tight (exercise or stress); soft tissue that has been damaged by an injury (strain or sprain); or when muscles ‘lock down’ when they are under threat (e.g. whiplash).

Our muscle memory helps us go about our day without having to think e.g. walking. However, we also create negative muscle memory from repeated actions such as typing at a desk or texting. These need to be re-corrected back to positive muscle memory.

Our experienced therapists will work with you to understand what is causing your pain or restriction, help you to understand what actions might be causing the problem and ultimately provide pain relief & improvement with treatment. Once we have worked your muscles and relieved the pain, we’ll then help you to understand what you can do in daily life to minimise the effects of our lifestyles on our bodies.

Soft Tissue Treatment Pricing

Initial Treatment

  • 60 mins (up to)

Follow Up

  • 45 mins (up to)

Follow Up

  • 30 mins (up to)

Common Issues We Can Help You With

While soft tissue therapy cannot cure arthritis, it can help manage symptoms by reducing muscle tension and improving joint mobility.

Some headaches, especially tension headaches, can be alleviated with soft tissue therapy to relax neck and shoulder muscles.

Soft tissue therapy is often used to improve joint flexibility and range of motion in conditions like joint contractures.

Ligament sprains, such as an ankle sprain, can benefit from soft tissue treatment to reduce pain and improve stability.

A soft tissue treatment can help alleviate pain and promote healing in cases of muscle strains, which occur when muscle fibers are stretched or torn.

Conditions like cervical and lumbar muscle strains, herniated discs, and chronic neck and back pain can often be managed with soft tissue therapy to relieve tension and improve function.

Soft tissue therapy can address muscular imbalances and postural issues, such as forward head posture or rounded shoulders.

Our soft tissue team work closely with the women’s health physiotherapists to help pregnant women alleviate discomfort associated with changes in posture and the additional strain on muscles and ligaments.

Soft tissue therapy can aid in post-surgical recovery by reducing swelling, improving circulation, and preventing muscle atrophy.

Conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome, tennis elbow, and golfer’s elbow can benefit from soft tissue therapy to relieve pain and improve function.

Soft tissue therapy can help improve mobility and reduce pain in conditions affecting the rotator cuff.

Soft tissue therapy is commonly used to treat sports-related injuries like sprains, strains, and overuse injuries in athletes. Our sports physiotherapists and soft tissue therapists often work together on a joined up treatment plan.

Soft tissue therapy, such as massage, can be used to relieve stress-related muscle tension and promote relaxation.

Tendonitis involves inflammation of a tendon, often due to overuse or repetitive motions. A soft tissue treatment can reduce inflammation and promote tendon healing.

A Team Approach

Your specific treatment plan will depend on your individual needs and goals. Our multi-disciplinary approach includes Specialist Physiotherapists, Soft Tissue Therapists, Rehab Specialists, Pilates Instructors and Personal Trainers who work collaboratively, all under one roof, to create a seamless journey from treatment, manual therapy and rehabilitation through to full fitness.

FAQs about Soft Tissue Treatment

Soft tissue therapy includes massage therapy as one of its techniques, but it also encompasses other modalities like myofascial release, trigger point therapy, and stretching. Massage therapy primarily focuses on manipulating soft tissues through kneading and stroking techniques.

Generally muscles do not hurt unless they are in trouble. Therefore if you are in pain, they may hurt during treatment. However, we do not follow the ‘no gain, no pain’ philosophy so we only work to a pain level that you are comfortable with. At all times we welcome feedback as to the pain levels you are experiencing so that we can adapt accordingly.

The duration of a session can vary depending on your specific treatment plan. Sessions at The Boxgrove Clinic may last anywhere from 30 minutes to 90 minutes.
The number of sessions required depends on your condition, the severity of the issue, and your response to treatment. Some people may benefit from just a few sessions, while others with chronic conditions may require ongoing treatment.

This is dependent on your preference. We can work through clothes but it is helpful for you to wear loose clothing that will allow us access to the parts of the body that need treating. We provide shorts should you need to change. All rooms are warm and blankets provided. We also use towels to maintain your privacy.

Soft tissue therapy is generally safe for most people, but it’s essential to inform the therapist of any medical conditions, injuries, or allergies to ensure a safe and effective treatment plan.

Soft tissue therapy may not be suitable for individuals with certain medical conditions or injuries. Contraindications can include open wounds, recent surgeries, severe cardiovascular issues, and certain skin conditions.

Soft tissue therapy can help reduce the risk of injuries by addressing muscular imbalances, improving flexibility, and promoting proper biomechanics. It is often used as part of a preventive care plan, especially for athletes.

Other Soft Tissue Services At The Boxgrove Clinic

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