What is Soft Tissue Occupational Therapist?
A Soft Tissue Occupational Therapist is a health professional who specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of soft tissue conditions. Soft Tissue Occupational Therapist’s work to improve the functioning of the muscles, tendon, fascia and ligaments to ensure optimal day to day functioning.
Soft Tissue Occupational Therapist’s use a range of hands on techniques to improve the function of muscles, tendon, fascia and ligaments. Soft Tissue Occupational Therapist’s work to release tight muscles, break down fibrous adhesions and re-train the body to use their muscles correctly.
Soft Tissue Occupational Therapist have a unique perspective on injury; they listen to you and your personal, work and leisure goals and create a plan to get you back to what you want to be doing without limitation or pain.
Soft tissue Occupational Therapist play a special role in optimising performance of athletes. Soft Tissue Occupational Therapists optimise neuromuscular functioning to ensure enhanced performance in athletes. Our Occupational Therapists at Infused specialise in the optimisation of performance in Crossfit Athletes, dancers and soccer players.
Who needs Soft Tissue Occupational Therapy:
There are a variety of reasons why soft tissue dysfunction can originate. Soft tissue dysfunction may be the result of poor posture, stress/anxiety, age, car accidents, sporting injuries, hormonal imbalances just to name a few.
There are a number of conditions that Soft Tissue Occupational Therapist treat, namely:
- Back & pain
- Rotator cuff injuries
- Bursitis and tendonitis
- Sprains and strains
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Jaw pain
- Tennis and Golfers elbow
- Chronic pain
- Neck Pain and stiffness
- Tension headaches or migraines
- Upper, middle and lower back pain
- Arthritis and general stiffness
- Sporting injuries
- Repetitive strain and over use injuries
- Long term postural complaints
What happens if you leave soft tissue dysfunction untreated:
Leaving soft tissue dysfunction untreated may result in pain, loss of movement, fatigue and decreased overall wellbeing. Soft tissue dysfunction will affect your ability to complete all of your day to day activities to the best of your ability.
Different Soft Tissue Treatments
At Infused we use a range of neuromuscular techniques to get you pain free fast:
This is a hands on technique which works to eliminate pain and restore function by facilitating the release of connective fascia tissue.
Trigger Point Therapy:
Trigger point therapy is another hands on approach which focuses on the direct application of pressure to taut muscle fibres (often referred to as trigger points). This therapy works to reduce muscle tension and elongate the muscle.
Stretching and Strengthening:
Our therapist use a range of partner assisted stretching methods, and provide at home programs to compliment therapy and get you pain free faster.
Trigger Point Dry Needling:
We have advance trained therapists in trigger point dry needling. Trigger point Dry Needling focuses on the treatment of trigger points with the use of dry needles.
Work Place/sleep Assessment:
Our therapists work with you to find out the cause of your pain and if required, complete thorough sleep and workplace assessments to get you pain free now.