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Rubbed The Right Way

Athletes and exercisers commonly experience soft-tissue injuries such as sprains, chronic tendinitis, and chronic muscle spasms which may be effectively treated with massage.

Trigger-point massage can interrupt the cycle by which muscles in chronic spasm repeatedly contract to restrict motion. Applying pressure to the tender spot decreases spasm and allows the muscle to elongate so that range of motion may be restored. Cross-fiber friction massage, on the other hand, breaks up adhesions and scarring in soft tissues. This massage technique can actually stretch and align scar tissue with normal, healthy muscle fibers. This helps restore normal function to areas that were once constricted by inflexible scar tissue that does not otherwise stretch or contract properly.

If you regularly play a sport, it's not just major injuries that you need to worry about. Here at our facility we can help you treat soft-tissue injuries as well as more serious injuries. We will work with you to develop a personalized program that helps you prevent injuries common to your sport. For all types of sports rehabilitation, orthopedic injuries, occupational or post-surgical cases, call 949-429-3220. Our clinic is located at 27136 B Paseo Espada, Suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano. Our dedication to our community and our profession can be seen in our innovative program for active seniors and our technologically advanced THOR laser therapy.

P. S. If you exercise regularly or play a sport, sport massage is not so much a luxury as a necessity..