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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

  • muscles
  • tendons
  • ligaments
  • skin
  • nerve

The most common soft tissue injuries that we see are usually

These 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.

Here's the issue:

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

  • muscles
  • fascia
  • tendons
  • joints
  • 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.


Patients who sustained injuries to their elbows, forearms, hands, wrists (sprains and fractures) and fingers, usually will benefit / require Hand Therapy to

  1. manage and decrease hand pains
  2. improve range of motion, strength and dexterity
  3. increase the function of their hand following injuries or post-operations

Commonly treated hand pain injuries includes


Clinical Pilates is a form of physical exercise that focuses on posture, core stability, balance, control, strength, flexibility and breathing.

It is a system of safe and effective exercises, which meet specific individual needs, to treat a wide range of injuries and conditions.

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.


  • Cupping TCM
  • Auricular Therapy TCM
  • Herbal TCM Medicine & Supplementation


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 performance. Having regular deep tissue and sports massage will keep 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 solution.

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