With Focused DEEP MUSCLE THERAPY, I use my thumbs, fingers and, sometimes my elbows, to break up the scar tissue adhesions that had formed the wrong direction while your injury was healing. Stretching and resistance exercises are usually used, often at the same time, for greater effect. The goal is to leave intact the glue that formed the right direction, leaving only the scar tissue that moves the way you normally move.
Though it's not alway comfortable, and often it's fairly intense, the muscle work is usually only done for short bursts and to your tolerance.
Once the tissue is loosened, CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS are often used to introduce even more movement into the joint that hadn't been moving freely because it was bound by thick, messy adhesions.
INJURY HAS BEEN
That means if you pulled a
hamstring, you can expect me to dive into the adjacent muscles in your lower back, hips, knees, calves and thighs to find any contributing restrictions. If you injured your elbow, we'll look to the forearm, shoulder and muscles, tendons and ligaments in your neck.