A holistic health profession that specialises in increasing and optimising body function through the hands-on approach with neuromuscular techniques such as trigger point therapy, myofascial release and stretching/strengthening. The term soft tissue encompasses the muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia of the whole body and therefore soft tissues injuries can occur from singular incidences (Surgeries, sporting injuries, car accidents) or accumulate over time (Posture, tension, stress, hormonal imbalances).
Soft Tissue Occupational therapists aim to maximise the body’s function and reduce pain in order for people to complete their day-to-day activities which may include anything from work and home and recreation to sport. Client education plays a vital role in the treatment plan to enable the client to facilitate changes so that improvements gained within the course of treatment at Hillside CrossFit are sustained throughout their life.
Soft tissue Occupational Therapy may assist with increasing joint mobility, decreasing fatigue and tension in the muscles and increase muscle tissue/body function (Strength, speed, flexibility). Its aim is to improve a person’s overall health and wellbeing.