These are just a few of the techniques we’ll use to help you defeat your injuries:

 

Demonstration of Muscle Energy Technique (by Leon Chaitow)

Demonstration of Muscle Energy Technique (by Leon Chaitow)

MUSCLE ENERGY TECHNIQUES

With the help of your therapist, you’ll perform a series of directed movements using about 20% of your muscle strength, whilst your therapist applied a counterforce against the moment, thereby lengthening and relaxing the muscle, and helping restore normal joint movement.

We use two types of muscle energy techniques (referred to as METs): isometric and eccentric - which allows us to use these techniques for both chronic and new injuries.


Client treated at State 11 Soft Tissue Therapy - photo shown with permission of client

Client treated at State 11 Soft Tissue Therapy - photo shown with permission of client

Myofascial decompression and kinseology taping

If you have watched any competitive sports recently - especially swimming - you’ll have seen the tell-tale marks of myofascial decompression. Also known as “cupping”, the treatment leaves circular marks on the treated area that can last for several days.

At State 11 we use Rock Pods, which are medical grade silicone pods, rather than glass cups. These pods allow us to use suction to decompress underlying tissue and move fascia to treat pain, mobility and movement dysfunction.

Clients we’ve treated with Rock Pods describe increased movement and flexibility, although they can be slightly uncomfortable during use as the best results come from moving the affected muscle whilst the pods are in place.

You might have seen kinesiology tape before, too; brightly coloured tape that runners, footballers and many other athletes have running over their arms and legs. The tape provides both support and decompression (really important as it helps encourage and speed healing) to the affected area, as well as sending improved neurobiological feedback to the nervous system, thereby reducing pain.

At State 11, we use Rock Tape, hands down the best kinesiology tape going. And Greg is the only Rock Tape certified Rock Doc in the Spalding area - meaning that he’s been trained and assessed by Rock Tape (so you know it’s being done properly!)


Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash.com

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash.com

Massage (also known as sports massage and remedial massage)

Effleurage and petrissage, tapotement and frictions (together sometimes referred to as Swedish Massage), involves a variety of techniques that stimulate the skin and tissues. Scientific studies have shown that massage can help reduce stress, improve mood, reduce pain and also help improve circulation both both blood and lymph. It’s even been shown to help with anxiety and depression.

At State 11, we use massage at the start of most treatments to help you relax, but we can also carry out a full session of Swedish massage for people suffering from stress and anxiety.