Soft Tissue Release

  • Therapist doing soft tissue release to woman

Coastal Physiotherapy specialises in the provision of soft tissue release treatment at the Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast practice.  Soft Tissue Release (STR) is suitable for all areas of pain (neck pain, back pain, hip pain, knee pain, ankle or calf pain, elbow and shoulder pain).

The term “soft tissue” simply refers to the tissue of your muscles, tendons and ligaments. When these tissues are torn, inflamed or imbalanced, the result is an interruption in the communication between your nervous system and the affected soft tissue, accompanied by mild to excruciating pain.

Soft Tissue Release (STR) is a dynamic, highly effective technique that has an immediate and powerful effect on muscle tissue. This coordinated treatment has a correcting effect on all muscular imbalances, including injured areas where scar tissue is forming or has already formed.  Paul Marshall, our principal Physiotherapist, was trained directly by the founder of this technique, Stuart Taws,  in North America almost a decade ago.  His passion for this technique and it’s results, has led to all of Coastal Physio’s therapist’s being trained to deliver Soft Tissue Release.

Watch our Principal Physiotherapist, Paul Marshall discussing Soft Tissue Release:

 Read on to learn more about soft tissue release…..

Soft tissue injuries actually trigger inflammation and cause your nervous system to shorten or tighten your muscles to protect them, leading to pain and a loss of flexibility. Soft tissue release aims to rectify this problem – you will notice an improvement after only your first treatment. Whether you are an athlete suffering from a sports-related injury or one of the thousands of Australians who suffer daily with chronic pain, soft tissue release just may be the answer you have been searching for.

Soft Tissue Release has a proven track record in correcting the soft tissue and neuromuscular factors that cause:

  • Back pain, including sciatica
  • Acute and chronic neck pain
  • Whiplash
  • Sports injuries, including hamstring, quad, knee, shin, heel and groin injuries
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Rotator cuff and other shoulder injuries
  • Computer-related strain

You will be taught some simple stretches based on this treatment technique, to incorporate into a home exercise program.  Performing the STR stretch at home will accelerate your recovery from injury or pain.