Soft Tissue Mobilization and Release Techniques
- Ischemic Compression – Application of progressively increasing pressure on a pressure point, trigger point or tight muscle. This typically reduces the point’s tenderness and produces a flushing and a relaxation of tightness.
- Active Assisted or PNF Stretching – A complex and effective technique which uses an isometric contraction prior to stretching in order to achieve greater gains than from stretching alone. Facilitated stretching can bring about dramatic gains in flexibility in a very short time because of the creative use of several built in neurological mechanisms to optimize a muscle’s ability to lengthen.
- Instrument-Assisted Soft-Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) – These techniques utilizes various instruments of metal, plastic, etc. to produce moderate to firm stroking within an exact location and directions. This results in release of various soft tissue adhesions, scar tissues and pain. These rehabilitation methods help to stimulate the regenerative healing process of the body and provide a system for rejuvenation of muscles, tendons and ligaments.