Soft Tissue Massage & Myofascial Release
At Geelong Performance Physio all our therapist are trained in a number of manual therapy techniques and can utilise these depending on your condition and your personal preference. These hands on treatments can be succesfully used to help with you pain, stiffness and function.
Soft Tissue Techniques
Remedial & Sports Massage – to relax soft tissues and muscle spasm and to help resolved delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS)
Deep Transverse Frictional Massage – short high intensity massage over a small area usually over a ligament attachment or tendon sheath aimed at improving blood flow and breaking down scar tissue.
Trigger Point Therapy – sustained pressure to local areas of muscle spasm.
Myofascial Release – a soft tissue technique that can help loosen tight and tense regions to restore normal length and function.
Manual Traction – Manual traction is a controlled, stretching of a joint to open up the joint space. It is commonly used in the neck region as well as the peripheral joints e.g. shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, ankle and foot.