Percussion Stretch Therapy
Before I administer a chiropractic adjustment I do extensive work on the soft tissue in the region. Soft tissue comprises of the muscle, ligaments, and fascia. It makes sense to help decrease muscle tension before an adjustment. Working the neuromuscular system from both ends has increased my patient's ability to accelerate their recovery time.
I treat your body’s soft tissue with a new innovative technique by combining manual muscle manipulation, stretching, percussion and movement. I perfected this technique by combining 20 plus yrs of experience in soft tissue injuries I call this technique “Percussion Stretch Therapy” or PST.
I identify, isolate and target the affected fascia, muscle groups, tendons and ligaments to break up scar tissue (adhesions) that occurs from injuries and improper movement patterns. These adhesions are dense collection of scar tissue that form when muscle and connective tissue are injured and move improperly. When the scar tissue binds between your muscles it limits flexibility, causing pain and stiffness in the muscles and joints. Percussion Stretch Therapy (PST) breaks up the adhesions so your muscles, joints and nerves can move freely. By breaking up the adhesions muscles and joints are able to glide and move freely again without pain and stiffness.
Here are some signs that you may have an accumulation of scar tissue that may benefit from PST
• stiffness in your neck, elbow, hands, knees, or back
• increased pain when exercising
• sharp pain in the bottom of your foot near the heel
• pain, numbness, and tingling in your fingers
• reduced flexibility and limited range of motion
• decreased strength
• inflamed joints
• tingling, numbness, or weakness