Resisted Muscle Stretching (RSM) is a widely used muscle therapy in our clinic. RSM is often a great choice of therapy when resolving a chronic soft-tissue injury. It is an effective form of treatment for a wide variety of soft-tissue and repetitive-motion injuries. RSM can aid in the rapid recovery from a broad range of soft-tissue injuries. This form of muscle therapy is used by industry professionals suffering from cumulative injury traumas, as well as athletes (both professional and weekend warriors) who have suffered from a sports-related injury.
Resisted Muscle Stretching is a soft-tissue technique that helps mobilize soft-tissue and muscles. It helps to treat conditions related to the build-up of adhesions and scar tissue in muscles. These adhesions cause several problems: muscles become shorter and weaker, the motion of muscles and joints are altered, and nerves can become compressed. As a result, the affected tissues suffer from pain, decreased blood supply, and poor mobility. RSM does not treat fractures, infections, autoimmune conditions. However, research has shown that RSM produces remarkable results when treating a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions.
During an RSM treatment, Dr. Shanna uses her hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and mobility of the soft tissue. Using hand pressure, she works to remove or break up the fibrous adhesions, with the stretching motions generally in the direction of venous and lymphatic flow.
Resisted Muscle Stretching is a targeted approach that is designed to help fix soft-tissue issues by releasing trapped nerves and restoring the smooth movement of muscle fibers.
Conditions that can be helped include:
- Pulls, tears, collisions, strains, sprains
- Micro-trauma injuries
- Muscles that do not get enough oxygen
- Postural problems
- Limited Joint Range of Motion
Muscle Therapy Calgary Family Wellness provides Resisted Muscle Stretching that helps mobilize soft-tissue and muscles.