Injuries are generally classified in two categories; traumatic and overuse. Traumatic injuries can lead to muscular strains and sprains, joint dislocations and fractures. Overuse injuries may be caused by bad posture or by doing the same movement day after day like typing, driving or simply playing a sport. When muscles are ‘over used’ they can lead to dysfunctional issues such as repetitive strain injury (RSI), plantafasciitis, tennis elbow, headaches, back pain, golfers elbow, shin splints, rotator cuff issues, neck pain and scoliosis.

2 images - an X-ray illustration of an injured ankle and a close up of Heather Pearson massaging a patient's back

Although injuries are generally have two classifications there are other conditions such as nerve entrapment, degenerative issues and growth spurt issues. These issues may include bells palsy, osgood schlatters, osteoarthritis, vertigo, chondromalacia patellae (CMP).

Did you know treatment before surgery also has its benefits? It’s what we call ‘pre-habilitation’. You’d be surprised how quickly you can recover after surgery by doing the appropriate exercises beforehand.

Whether you have a major or minor issue, most soft tissue injuries and conditions can be helped with the appropriate treatment and rehabilitation programme. Soft tissue can be anything from muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, capsules or fascia (connective tissue). Some techniques target one or two structures whereas other, more advanced techniques can target all soft tissue structures. By using a combination of methods you can achieve much faster results for recovery.