Soft Tissue Treatment
Another way to describe myofascial release is deep tissue work. Fascia is the soft tissue region of connective tissues (these support and protect much of our body and muscles). Once the area with tension is located various direct and indirect techniques can be used to create a release in this tension, with the patient either completely relaxed or providing resistance. This is a hands-on method of diagnosing and treating an extensive array of soft tissue injuries, such as sprains, strains, tears, tendonitis, repetitive stress injuries and joint problems (such as arthritis). Dr. Li is highly trained to use mysofascial release to locate, diagnose and treat injuries.
The Graston Technique is a form of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization that helps clinicians effectively break down scar tissue and myofascial adhesions. When an individual is experiencing uncomfortable tightness or pain in his or her soft tissues, cross-linking of scar tissue is oftentimes the problem. Cross-linkages are problematic when they become excessive during the healing process. Breaking these cross-linkages and restoring proper tissue function will allow the patient to enjoy pain free range of motion.