muscles et chiro

Other soft tissue therapies (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia)

Other techniques aimed at treating soft tissues may be used. Manual massage of a muscle can be used to achieve muscle relaxation, reduction of edema and increased blood circulation. Transverse friction, which consists of rapidly rubbing the fibers of a muscle, tendon or ligament, can be used to break up adhesions (scar tissue).

Active myofascial relaxation, which consists of stretching a muscle through the active movement of the patient simultaneously with the application of pressure by the chiropractor on a specific location of the muscle, helps to increase flexibility and reduce muscular restrictions.