Soft tissues can cause severe pain and restrict movement when they become knotted or scarred. Rylan Holub, DC, at Elite Family Chiropractic in Spring, Texas, excels at soft tissue therapy, using his hands or specialized instruments to ease knots and scars. Treatment can reduce trigger point pain and many other common musculoskeletal complaints. Call Elite Family Chiropractic to learn more about soft tissue therapy and how it could help you, or complete the online booking form today.

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What is soft tissue therapy?

Skilled practitioners perform soft tissue therapy using their hands or medical-grade instruments to release tightened muscles, increase range of motion, and reduce inflammation and pain. Dr. Holub has extensive experience using advanced tools and techniques that offer several significant benefits. These include the following:

  • Increased range of motion
  • Reduced tenderness and sensitivity
  • Decreased pain
  • Less tightness
  • Improved strength

Many patients undergo soft tissue therapy as part of their comprehensive rehabilitation program. It works well with other chiropractic techniques and physical therapies to help you recover and regain optimal physical function as soon as possible.

When would I require soft tissue therapy?

You could benefit from soft tissue therapy if you have muscle knots or internal scar tissue. Trigger points, where the fascia that covers your muscles and organs tightens and distorts, are a common problem. This creates sore, painful spots and can lead to restricted movement.

Soft tissue therapy might form part of your treatment program for:

  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Tendinitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Muscle strains
  • Joint pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Surgical scars
  • Trauma scarring

Dr. Holub determines your suitability for soft tissue therapy after completing a thorough symptom and medical history assessment and a physical exam.

What can I expect from soft tissue therapy?

Soft tissue therapy is noninvasive and doesn’t require anesthesia or sedation. A gel lubricates the area to ensure the instrument moves smoothly during treatment and doesn’t pull on your skin.

Dr. Holub might use his hands or special tools to stretch and release the knotted or scarred soft tissues. Specially designed metal instruments help him locate the exact restriction for maximum effectiveness.

He can employ various techniques depending on the problem he’s treating, but they typically involve manipulating your skin, muscles, nerves, and fascia using gentle force.

How quickly will I get results from soft tissue therapy?

Most patients experience some relief from the tightness and knotting after a single soft tissue therapy session. However, a series of treatments will likely achieve the best results.

The treated area might feel tender or sore after soft tissue therapy, but this is normal. The knotted or scarred tissues become inflamed after manipulation, taking a few days to heal and settle down again. Follow Dr. Holub’s directions on caring for the treated area, including performing rehabilitative exercises if required.

Call Elite Family Chiropractic to learn more about benefiting from soft tissue therapy, or request an appointment today.