Manual therapy treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Impact Health and Performance utilizes several forms of manual therapy to suit your needs. Often times, these tissues fail under overuse or chronic stress in the following manners:
acute conditions: pulls, strains, sprains and trauma
repetitive stress trauma - micro-tears that progress
degenerative tissue - due to hypoxia (lack of blood flow)
These conditions can cause muscular compensations, decreased range of motion, and scar tissue formation. You may experience pain with any of these conditions along with numbness, tingling and weakness if a nerve is entrapped. Manual therapy acts to break up the adhesions associated with scar tissue, and free up the sites of nerve entrapment.