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Relieve muscle pain and tension with soft tissue therapy

Integrated Health Solutions serves Indianapolis with a number of soft tissue therapies that aid in treating symptoms such as joint and muscle pain, built up scar tissue, and fascial restrictions.

What is soft tissue therapy?

Soft tissue therapy is the manipulation and rehabilitation of soft tissues of the body including muscles, ligaments, and tendons. This hands-on process works to reduce tension and pain, as well as speed up your healing process.

If you are experiencing chronic or acute muscle pain, one likely cause of this pain is that your soft tissues have sustained an injury. You may not have been involved in an accident, and perhaps you may not notice that an injury has occurred. This is because injury is not always caused by trauma. Even if you are careful and take good care of your body, years of repetitive use can cause soft tissues to develop micro-traumas and tears that lead to the build-up of scar tissue.

Soft tissue therapies at Integrated Health Solutions

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Scar tissue in the muscles can severely limit mobility and cause extreme pain. In order to restore movement to these muscles and remove the pain you are experiencing, the team at Integrated Health Solutions offers a number of soft tissue therapies that have been proven to break up scar tissue, allowing you to return to your favorite activities.

A common treatment method IHS doctors use is the Active Release Technique (ART). This treatment is different from all other muscle and soft tissue treatment programs in that it works to eliminate the cause of your pain rather than just alleviating the symptoms. ART is an evidence-based soft tissue therapy that requires doctors to have a more in-depth and thorough knowledge of the human body and its function in comparison to other soft tissue therapies. By using coordinated muscle massage techniques, an ART-certified doctor can restore proper functioning not just of one body part, but of the entire muscle or tissue group it belongs to.

In addition to ART, we employ the techniques of the Graston Method®. The Graston Technique® is patented technology used by clinicians which, much like ART, works to break down scar tissue and fascial restrictions. Where ART typically involves a practitioner using his or her hands, the Graston Method® uses specialized instruments to analyze, diagnose, and treat areas suffering from soft-tissue injury or chronic pain.

IHS soft tissue therapies may also include traditional acupuncture and dry needling. Though these two therapies are similar, acupuncture involves gently inserting very thin filaments along the body’s meridian lines, whereas dry needling involves inserting thin filaments slightly deeper into muscles, fascia, and joints to re-calibrate and relax these parts. Both treatments can facilitate improved energy flow, reduced pain and tension, and a general restoration of tissue function. We offer these treatments as a way to pursue whole-body rejuvenation and deep tissue healing.

Angie’s List 2014 Super Service Award

Angie’s List 2014 Super Service Award

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Angie’s List 2012 Super Service Award

The Indy A-List – 2017 Best Acupuncture

The Indy A-List – 2017 Best Acupuncture

The Indy A-List – 2016 Best Acupuncture

The Indy A-List – 2016 Best Acupuncture

The Indy A-List – 2016 Finalist Chiropractor

The Indy A-List – 2016 Finalist Chiropractor

The Indy A-List – 2014 Best Chiropractor

The Indy A-List – 2014 Best Chiropractor

Angie’s List 2015 Super Service Award

Angie’s List 2015 Super Service Award

Angie’s List 2014 Super Service Award

Angie’s List 2014 Super Service Award

Angie’s List 2014 Super Service Award

Angie’s List 2012 Super Service Award

The Indy A-List – 2017 Best Acupuncture

The Indy A-List – 2016 Best Acupuncture

The Indy A-List – 2016 Finalist Chiropractor

The Indy A-List – 2014 Best Chiropractor

Angie’s List 2015 Super Service Award

Angie’s List 2014 Super Service Award

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Reduce pain and speed up your healing process with soft tissue therapy

Through soft tissue therapies administered by the trained and certified doctors at Integrated Health Solutions, you will see improvement in your symptoms, and a dramatic reduction of pain. If you suffer from any of the following, our soft tissue therapies may be right for you: 

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Benefits of soft tissue therapy

At IHS, our passion is improving your overall well-being and getting you back to feeling great and doing what you love. After experiencing several soft tissue therapy sessions, you may notice that the benefits you’re feeling go far beyond pain relief. Benefits including: 

Improved flexibility

Soft tissue therapy helps relieve muscle tension, stretch muscle fibers, and promote flexibility. Not only will this improve how you feel, but it will also lower the chances of muscle injury in the future.

Better circulation

By repairing micro-trauma to tissues and muscles, you are improving circulation and enhancing your overall performance. Studies show that along with improved circulation soft tissue therapies also have a positive impact of lymphatic circulation.

Decreased Tension

Muscle relaxation is an important factor in living a healthy, stress-free life. With decreased muscle tension, relaxing your mind and body will be easier than ever, leading to an overall improvement in your well-being.

Deeper sleep

With the benefits of soft tissue therapy, improved sleep patterns will come naturally due to the reduction of pain, tension, and stress in the mind and body. 

What to expect from soft tissue therapies at IHS

At Integrated Health Solutions, we diagnose and treat soft tissue injuries in many different ways. Common solutions begin with a thorough functional analysis and are followed by a combination of physical rehabilitation, the Active Release Technique, the Graston® Method, and acupuncture.

In order to diagnose soft tissue injuries, Dr. Charbel is certified in Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). The SFMA method is a standardized clinical model that helps us identify the root cause of the pain you are experiencing. SFMA is not a method to treat pain; rather, it is a tool used to assess and analyze each muscle, ligament and tendon to determine the root cause of the problem. SFMA is unique because, instead of just looking at one muscle group, it evaluates the cause of pain based on how a soft tissue functions together with the whole body. The result is a holistic understanding of the problem in order to find a precise and permanent solution.

Once an assessment has been completed, IHS may offer physical rehabilitation services. This is often the first step in beginning the process of healing soft tissues and involves the use of hands-on movement therapies. Our goal is to synchronize the function of your muscles by breaking down scar tissue and removing fascial restrictions such as scars and inflammation. Physical rehab can restore proper blood flow to the muscles, as well as rehabilitate global movement and joint mechanics.

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