1. What is Orthopedic Massage Therapy?
Orthopedic Massage Therapy is a multidisciplinary approach to relieve pain caused by dysfunctional joints and injuries. It focuses on the soft tissue surrounding the joints that create movement or limit its range. It is more specific than other massage therapies as it involves advanced and more effective techniques.
2. What can Orthopedic Massage do for me?
- Help you recover and improve your health
- Help you get back to normal activities
- Decrease pain
- Reduce muscle load, stiffness and tightness eliminating overall tension
- Increase range of motion, flexibility and activity performance
- Restore balance, providing quality of life
3. What are issues leading to more disabling conditions?
Repetitive stress injuries and cumulative trauma can result in musculoskeletal disorders. Daily activities such as household tasks and sports can cause injuries. Postural issues can create tension. Orthopedic Massage facilitates post-surgery rehabilitation.
The following issues may be sooner improved with Orthopedic Massage:
- Myofascial trigger points
- Nerve entrapment
- Biomechanical problems resulting from chronic muscle tightness.
4. Common conditions being treated by Orthopedic Massage:
- ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) injuries
- TOS (Thoracic Outlet Syndrome)
- Rotator Cuff Injuries
- Tennis Elbow
- Golfer’s Elbow
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Frozen Shoulder
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Patella Tracking Disorder
5. How many treatments are necessary?
Depending on the severity of the injury and to promote faster recovery, Orthopedic Massage is prescribed as follows:
- Weekly for the first month
- Biweekly for the second month
- Monthly for maintaining a permanent recovery
An exercise program included in each session has an important impact on recovery time.