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Orthopedic Massage Soothes Soft Tissue Pain

Orthopedic massage is a distinctive therapy that focuses on alleviating painful conditions that affect soft tissue surrounding the joints. The goal of this systems approach which involves a variety of techniques is to restore pain-free range of motion by returning muscles to their healthy resting length and releasing restrictions caused by scar tissue and fascial adhesions.

Therapeutic protocols involved in orthopedic massage can include, but are not limited to, active engagement, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching, myofascial release, advanced therapeutic techniques, neuromuscular therapy, nerve mobilization techniques, positional release, muscle energy technique and trigger point therapy.

An orthopedic massage professional is trained in advanced treatment techniques for musculoskeletal conditions, as well as key concepts in anatomy, biomechanics and physiology. After applying skills such as evaluating the client’s condition, assessing the nature of the condition and understanding the condition’s physiological makeup, treatment protocols are adapted to their unique presentation of pain or injury symptoms.

Effective, long-term solutions to pain and/or injury conditions require the therapist to identify which tissues are at fault and how they are involved, in order to treat them effectively.

Teresa Kennedy, a licensed massage therapist who practices at Therapy on the Gulf, 824 Anchor Rode, in Naples, is medically trained and certified in Whitney Lowe’s Orthopedic Massage system. For more information call 948-444-0606 or 239-262-8722.

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