Why Soft Tissue?
Rehabilitation requires proper function of joints and soft tissues. If you do not want to treat soft tissues, you can train staff to do this important work. So, either you can learn these skills through our videos or you can use them to train your staff. Our videos can be a dynamic tool for you or your staff. Remember that most patients LOVE deep, gentle soft tissue treatment.
Spine with Elbow
It is vital to eliminate any scar tissue in the small muscles that adjoin the spine. These muscles stabilize and balance spinal function. This video is a great place to start learning how to mobilize the spine with soft tissue therapy. You will find that soft tissue treatments adjacent to the spine will improve spinal comfort and range of motion. This is especially true after serious injuries like a whiplash or herniated disc.
Neck: Side Lying
It is comfortable, easy and effective to treat the neck in side lying. This video shows how to treat parts of the suboccipital triangle, the lateral neck muscles and the the muscles that surround the brachial plexus. This technique is effective, gentle, and unique. It uses "soft knuckles" to provide deep, gentle treatment.
Most patients have tight and tense upper back muscles. The techniques shown in these videos are extremely effective at getting rid of the tension that chronically settles in the upper back and neck. This technique may turn out to be your patients' favorite treatment technique as it gently and rapidly gets rid of chronic upper back tension and pain.
Upper Back: Sitting
This may turn out to be the most powerful technique available for serious upper back scar tissue and pain. By having the patient sitting, you have an exceptional ability to treat all aspects of the upper back using your elbows. The elbows allow you to provide very deep tissue massage to the tightest muscles in the upper back without damaging your wrists, hands, and fingers.
The Back: Sitting
There are many patients who have healthy lower backs but suffer from tightness in the middle and lower back muscles. For these patients, this is the most effective technique to stretch soft tissues. This should NOT be used with patients who have herniated lumbar discs or any serious lumbar pathology.
Neck With Rotation
There are two pre-requisites to effective neck rotation: 1. A mobile upper thoracic spine and 2. flexible upper back and neck soft tissues. This video describes how to use motion to stretch the cervical soft tissues. Moving the neck while performing deep tissue massage, creates more cervical mobility than static massage.
QL Elbow Roll
Patients with extremely tight low back muscles, especially the quadratus lumborum (QL), often can get no relief with traditional massage, chiropractic or physical therapy. This advanced technique is superb for loosening the fascial restrictions in the lumbar spine.
The Headstand Neck Stretch
This is the most powerful technique available for fixing extremely tight cervical extensor muscles. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DO THIS with any patient who has serious neck pain, pain radiating down the arms, or any possibility of hypermobility, cervical implants or a herniated disc.
This session will teach you how to very rapidly and effectively provide deep tissue treatment to the anterior legs to make the hip flexors function more effectively.
Medial, Lateral & Posterior Legs
This session will teach you how to very rapidly and effectively provide deep tissue treatment to the medial, lateral, and posterior legs.
Hip and Gluteal Region
Many patients complain of gluteal pain. Once you have ruled out the lumbar spine and sacroiliac joints, it leaves the muscles in the hip and gluteal region as the source of pain. Learn how to treat these problem quickly and effectively.
Greater Trochanter and Bursitis
Many patients complain of hip pain in the muscles, tendons, and bursae in and around the greater trochanter. This video explains how to easily help these patients with this stubborn problem.
Repetitive strain injuries and trauma can cause scar tissue to develop in and around the scapula. Learning how to free these muscles from their adhesions will provide great relief for patients with neck and mid-back pain.