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Soft Tissue Treatments at Bloom. Wellness for Women

Bloom. Wellness for Women utilizes multiple treatments and therapies to supplement your Chiropractic care and rehab. These additional therapies help support and strengthen your soft tissues leading to improved overall musculoskeletal health..

Manual Therapy refers to a variety of techniques to address any myofascial adhesions present in the soft tissue. These restrictions can occur through prior injury, repetitive stress on the tissue, or surgeries (including cesarean births). Our manual therapy techniques help to remove these various restrictions that may be present in your soft tissue. When combined with chiropractic manipulative therapy (CMT), these treatment techniques lead to higher success in reduced pain, maintaining alignment, and proper mobility. These techniques may include tools, such as Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM, commonly known as Graston Technique), or simply our hands such as myofascial release technique.

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (aka Graston technique or FAKTR) is a technique designed to detect and and treat fascial adhesions and scar tissue. This treatment helps to improve mobility and restore function to the soft tissue. By utilizing ergonomically designed stainless steel tools with appropriate pressure on various types of soft tissue (muscle, ligament, tendon) it’s possible to promote healing and reduce pain. It is very effective in treating ligament sprains, muscle strains, tendonitis, rotator cuff injuries and other soft tissue related injuries. Combined with joint mobilization and/or rehab exercises, this technique leads to faster recovery times.

When applied correctly, K-tape decompresses the layers of the fascial tissue immediately below the skin. This can allow for:

  • Improved blood and lymphatic flow to and from the taped area
  • Improving tissue mobility within the myofascial layers
  • Changing neurological response to the area, which may reduce pain and improve body awareness (i.e. posture).

Taping can also be used for joint support while still allowing mobility of an injured area. In many cases movement is beneficial to promote increased healing. Taping allows us to maintain a normal range of motion within a joint while preventing excess motion that may lead to re-injury. K-taping has shown success in reducing excessive swelling and bruising, which in turn reduces healing time and leads to more overall comfort. K-tape can also be applied during pregnancy to allow for increased support, reduced pressure in certain areas of the body due to changing biomechanics, and reduce overall pain and discomfort. Dr. Bugher is Level I & Level II RockTape Certified

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Soft Tissue Treatments Mount Pleasant SC | (843) 990-3181