Orthopaedic massage is a kind of therapy that combines and applies different techniques to achieve a specific outcome – to get people out of pain or reduce it significantly enough to improve quality of life, increase range of motion, and improve posture and restoring normal muscle balance. It involves therapeutic assessment, manipulation, and movement of soft tissues to reduce or eliminate pain or dysfunction.
The goal of orthopaedic massage is to treat injuries of soft tissue, these include muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, fascia, joints and cartilage, targeting muscle imbalance and dysfunction. Orthopaedic massage is also meant to improve the function of soft tissue and increase joint mobility.
Orthopaedic massage is a PAIN FREE TREATMENT, it works by releasing each layer of tissue to access deeper tissues without the need for excessive force, thus avoiding pain while working some of the deepest lying tissues in the body. Every session is customized for each client because every person’s body is different.
Orthopaedic massage sessions start out with a consultation, where the therapist and the patient will discuss the specific problems. The therapist will ask questions about the problems that the patient is experiencing, placing a focus on the musculoskeletal system.
A postural assessment and a series of functional tests will be performed to assess the injury and determine the treatment. It is recommended that clients bring sports shorts to change into and a sports bra for female clients.
A tailored treatment strategy is then created based on the assessment and is discussed prior to treatment. A range of soft tissue techniques such as – Myofascial Massage, Soft Tissue Release, trigger point therapy, and Muscle Energy Technique are applied always paying attention to patient level of comfort.
Custom-designed self-care stretching and strengthening techniques will then be advised for their use at home to keep your body in balance and prevent further injuries.
What Conditions can be treated with sports / orthopaedic Massage?
- IT Band Syndrome
- Post Exercise Soreness
- Frozen Shoulder
- Rotator-cuff injuries
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Neck Pain
- Carpal-tunnel syndrome
- Tight Muscles
- Muscle Pulls and Tears
- SI joint pain
- Ankle Sprains
- Recovery From a Competition or Event Low Back Pain
- Scar Tissue
- Tension and Migraine Headaches
And many more…