The use of ice or ice packs in the acute stage of soft tissue repair to reduce pain and inflammation and encourage the formation of a smaller area of scar tissue by reducing the amount of blood flow to the damaged tissue.
The use of heat in the chronic stage of soft tissue repair to reduce pain and facilitate healing by encouraging blood flow to the healing tissue.
The use of high frequency sound waves (up to 3Mhz) to stimulate a number of physiological changes in soft tissue in order to speed up the repair of damaged tissue.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is a method of pain relief involving the use of a mild electrical current sent through electrodes attached to your skin.
Taping and bandaging
An effective means of giving support to injured joints and controlling swelling in the acute stage of injury.
Manual techniques used to assist with the release of joints that have become stuck. This is most commonly performed on the spinal column.
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