Soft tissue injuries

Soft tissues include skin, muscle, fascia (the structure that surrounds muscles – much like the shiny tough white stuff surrounding the meat on a joint of beef), tendons, ligaments, cartilage, discs and nerves. Common soft tissue injuries occur from sprains, strains, a blow resulting in contusion, or overuse of a particular structure in the body. Soft tissue injuries can result in pain, swelling, bruising and loss of function.

Our physiotherapists will determine which soft tissue structure is at fault, and advise on prognosis. We will advise on things that speed up recovery. Physiotherapy may include myofascial release and various soft tissue massage techniques, acupuncture, electrotherapy, taping and exercises to improve and restore mobility, strength, proprioception, and function.

This is provided as general information only and is not intended to be relied upon as medical advice.