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Soft Tissue Injuries Physiotherapy
Soft tissue injuries refer to injuries to our bodies that are "non bony injuries", they are
injuries to soft tissues such as our
The most common soft tissue injuries
that we see are usually
kinds of soft tissue injuries may be common in sports but they do not only happen during sports - these soft tissue injuries happens to the everyday housewife, worker/executive, cooks, children - anyone really.
We recommend that all soft tissue injuries to be treated by our specialist
Phoenix physios like any other injuries: quickly, early, professionally and
completely, for you to regain full movement without pain.
The reason we recommend to treat early is because if treated early, soft tissue injuries can be treated completely most of the time, but if left undiagnosed or treated it may become chronic pain.
Soft Tissue Injuries Symptoms
Soft tissue injuries are usually grouped or categorized based on the
timeline of injury as well as the healing stages/processes that happen
during the timelines.
- Stage 1: Acute Phase (Protection)
This is the earliest stage of the injury ie just after the injury had happened. Patients during this stage can see/experience the
most pain, blood and swelling. At this point in time, your body's (and our) goal
is to protect your injury from aggravation/more damage.
- Stage 2: Sub-Acute (Repair)
Once the first stage subsides, your injury will progress to the next stage of sub-acute reparation. Pain and swelling (edema) levels tend to decrease and your body moves from protection mode to repairing the injury.
- Stage 3: Late Stage (Remodeling)
After 6 - 8 weeks, your soft tissue injury is starting the next phase of
maturing but it's in transition, still need to work on strength, stamina, stabilty
Soft Tissue Injuries Physiotherapy
Our specialist senior physiotherapists and hand therapists will be actively
providing therapeutic healing modalities at every phase of your post-injury recovery and rehabilitation.
Of course, physiotherapy treatments really depends on the level of severity.
During the early stages, physiotherapy management is more conservative and protective, including:
Sub-acute and remodelling stage, physiothery may continue the above management modalities with additional:
You may be prescribed regular deep tissue release therapy to ensure your muscles and fascia are in optimal health and clinical pilates to prevent future soft tissue injuries.
The biggest problem post soft
tissue injuries is truly joint stiffness, and many patients seem to
ignore this because it's not as obvious as swelling or blood.
When a soft tissue gets injured, what happens is that the body realizes that there is a specific location that has been injured, and the body mobilizes the natural repair-cells to repair and stabilize the injury site.
And what these repair-cells will do is to flood the injury site (hence the swelling) with a lot of repair glue, and this repair glue's #1 function is to bring stability to any torn/injured parts, but the problem with this glue is that it makes everything stick together.
It works to stabilize the injury but it also creates a lot of adhesions and stiffness between
- scar tissue
It's a big big problem if this scarring and stiffness is untreated, because it can cause hard-to-irreversible stiffness, which leads to
- decreased joint range of motion
- decreased strength
- pain and discomfort with movement
Seeing our specialist physiotherapists and hand therapists at every
stage of recovery after a soft tissue injury will be vital to provide you and your injury a quick, safe
and clinically effective solution to move and prevent adhesions.
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Phoenix Rehab physio Services
Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist
physiotherapists and rehab therapists who are highly
trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of
expert care to our patients.
PHYSIOTHERAPY & PHYSICAL THERAPY
HAND THERAPY & SPLINTING
Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists
(sprains and fractures) and fingers, and requires Hand Therapy to increase the function of their hand
following injuries or post-operations as well as custom made hand splints.
Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes
CLINICAL PILATES & WELLNESS PILATES
Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on
- core stability
- flexibility and
It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which
meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries
You may do Pilates as matwork or with the reformer or both, and every session will be customized 100% to your fitness, injury and tolerance.
TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE (TCM)
DEEP TISSUE RELEASE & SPORTS MASSAGE THERAPY
Sports and deep tissue release massage helps to increase nutrient-rich blood
flow to tired, tight and tense muscles to
- accelerate recovery and
- shorten downtime / recovery period required
It also prevents
muscles from scar tissue micro-tears (and potential ruptures), and increases muscle
Done regularly, it will keeps your muscles healthy and fit with body/movement-confidence. Read the benefits of regular deep tissue release therapy here.
All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).
See our entire team here with introductions and their specializations.
At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.
Follow up sessions are inline to provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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