Soft Tissue Release

Soft Tissue Release is a technique used by many sports therapists to relieve pain, increase range of motion, prevent injury and reduce injury repair time. It is the most specific type of muscular fibre stretching achievable.

Extremely efficient and worthwhile in many arenas, STR extends the connective fascia and treats isolated fibres of shortened muscles.

Developed for Olympic athletes, it can be adapted for use with anyone including individuals with compromised range of motion such as arthritic clients or wheel chair users.

There are generally considered three types of STR:

  1. Passive
  2. Active
  3. Weight-bearing

All three involve movement which is instigated either by the therapist as in passive or by the client as in active and weight-bearing.

Using this technique helps both to release restrictions in soft tissue structures such as muscles, tendons and fascia and restore biomechanical balance.


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