Soft Tissue Therapy

Soft tissue therapy is the passive movement of the soft tissues of the body, i.e. muscles, ligaments and tendons to restore/enhance tissue extensibility and reduce tissue discomfort.

Why is there a Soft tissue therapy team at the EIS?

Soft tissue therapists utilise a range of treatment modalities including manual and instrument-assisted techniques.

How does Soft tissue therapy have a performance impact?

Soft tissue therapy is frequently used as a complementary modality within the wider training and competition recovery strategy and as a targeted treatment intervention under the guidance of the physiotherapy team to influence tissue mobility. Working collaboratively in the performance team, soft tissue therapists help minimise the amount of time lost to injuries and maximise the availability of athletes to train and compete.