Orthopedic massage is a manual approach to the treatment of numerous
pain and injury conditions previously treated only wit conventional, medical
methods. Whether you are suffering from whip-lash, a sprained ankle,
tennis or golfers elbow, many types of impingement syndromes or any
type of tendonitis, Orthopedic Massage can be a holistic alternative to pills
injections or surgery. Using specific assessment and evaluation skills your
practitioner will assess the nature of the soft tissue condition and make appropriate
plans for effective treatment. Each client provides a unique presentation of the pain
or injury condition; therefore the approach must be flexible. Often treatment includes
the use of multiple modalities to attain the desired goal. Orthopedic techniques are
particularly effective at breaking down excessive lesions or adhesions.
Reduction in these adhesions aids in the restoration of broadened tissue required for normal movement. It also increases local blood supply to injured tissue, which reduces pain. More gentle work, applied in the early inflammatory phases of an injury increases circulation and the rate of healing. It is now generally recognized that manual orthopedic techniques applied an injury site helps remodel immature and weak scar tissue into linearly arranged bundles of connective tissue.