Soft Tissue Manipulation

Soft Tissue ManipulationBones and muscles must work together to perform movement in the body.  Altered or restricted joint motion affects the way muscles work and vice versa.  At times, muscles need to be stretched or lengthened or there are localized areas of tightness (trigger points) that need to be worked out. 

Dr. Bell uses a number of muscle techniques including trigger point therapy (ischemic compression), PIR (post-isometric relaxation), transverse frictional massage, myofascial release, intracell instrument and basic massage.

Utilizing these various techniques along with specific manipulative therapy addresses the joint and associated muscle reactions allowing for faster healing than if just the joint or just the muscle was treated.