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Soft Tissue Technique
Soft tissue therapy is the assessment, treatment and management of soft tissue injury, pain and dysfunction primarily of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Using the Soft Tissue Technique, firm pressure is directly applied to specific areas to relax hypertonic muscles and stretch tight fascial structures. Massage techniques may also be used as part of a treatment application. Sustained pressure can also be used to alleviate tight areas within muscles and fascia.
The most commonly used adjustment technique by chiropractors, Diversified Technique is charactered by a high-velocity, low amplitude thrust. Quick and shallow thrusts often result in a cavitation of a joint, causing the popping noise that is often associated with chiropractic adjustments. The objective of this technique is to restore movement and alignment to the spine as well as restore health to joints suffering from joint dysfunction.