Pressure Release Therapy | Treating Common Muscle Injuries

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Pressure Release Therapy

Pressure Release Therapy is an approach in treating injuries to tendons, nerves, muscles and surrounding soft tissues. At First Choice Health & Injury we use this therapy to help reduce pain for the following conditions:

  • Golfer’s Elbow
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Headaches
  • Calf Muscle Pain
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Knee Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Whiplash Disorder
  • Runner’s Knee
  • Back Pain/Injuries
  • Sciatica
  • Shin Splints
  • Repetitive Stress Injuries
  • Wrist Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Mid and Low Back Pain
  • And More!

Treating Injuries with Pressure Release Therapy

Pressure Release Therapy, also known as Active Release Therapy, can help us target the adhesions that are causing pain. This therapy works to reduce scar tissue from an injury by relaxing the muscles, increase blood circulation and decrease friction and pressure. To do this, we apply pressure with our thumbs over the painful areas and move in the same direction as the fibres. We have our patient elongate their muscles while we apply pressure over the scar tissue. By breaking up the adhesions, we can restore proper blood circulation back into the tissues, allowing for our patients’ to steadily improve their condition.

Pressure Release Therapy is safe, non-invasive and has no side effects. The therapy treatments usually take about 15-20 minutes per painful area treated and may require 6-8 visits for full a complete recovery to take place. During the therapy, patients may feel uncomfortable during the tension phases on the scar tissue or as the painful adhesion breaks up, but most of our patients report it being a ‘good pain’. This uncomfortable part is only temporary and will subside immediately after the treatment.

Benefits from Pressure Release Therapy

This treatment is successful for athletes, those who live active lifestyles and for office workers who sit at a desk during the day. Daily repetitive activities can cause stress, which can create scar tissue around your soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, nerves and muscles). This stress can cause chronic pain, decreased range of motion, stiffness, tightness, numbness and weakness. Pressure Release Therapy is effective in treating these symptoms and usually very fast at producing positive results.*

The pain management specialists at First Choice Health & Injury will find the root cause of your painful injury. Once our experts identify the source of your pain we can provide a customized pain management program designed for your specific pain needs. Call us today to get started.

*As with all medical treatments, results vary from patient to patient*

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