Soft-Tissue Pain Relief

“Pain quickly takes away quality of life. People come to Movement Rx because they want to make changes. We work with a wide range of patients, from people who sit at a desk all day to performance athletes.”

Soft tissue injuries range from stiffness and discomfort to considerable pain. Sprains, strains, a hard fall, or general overuse of soft tissue damage muscles, ligaments, or tendons. The body’s way of healing the injury is to create adhesions, like a scar tissue. Strands of scar tissue rub against one another, and create pain. Movement Rx evaluates the area of pain and recommends the best type of gentle adjustment to promote healing. Soft tissue mobilization breaks down the adhesions, improves range of motion, decreases pain, and restores functionality.


Relieve Pain

Hands-on techniques improve quality of life.

Identifying Source

Getting to the root issue makes lasting changes.

Gentle Adjustments

Treatments reduce strain and stress.

Active Release Technique®

Dr. Graham is certified in Active Release Technique (ART) to relieve soft tissue pain with a type of movement based massage. ART is also effective in treating other conditions, such as chronic headaches, back pain, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, knee problems, and tennis elbow.

Getting to the core of the problem may be difficult because pain often migrates from the source. Active Release Technique is a different way of looking at soft tissue injuries. We locate the source by feeling the tension, texture and movement that you can’t see on an x-ray or MRI. We use our hands to find and treat the pain. Patients may feel relief in the first appointment.

Alexander Self-Myofascial Release

Stress manifests in the neck, back, shoulders, and stomach. Additionally, everyday repetitive habits may create muscle strain, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Learning to identify and manage through stress and stress-triggers for the body improves quality of life and reduces or eliminates pain. We teach patients how to use the Alexander Self-Myofascial Release Technique to have access to the tools they need to manage everyday activities and avoid stress injury.

Dr. Graham at Movement Rx is trained in the Alexander Self-Myofascial Release Technique. He starts by identifying the tension in the fascia, or soft connective tissue surrounding the muscles. He also determines the trigger points that cause pain. Then, he teaches patients simple exercises they can do to enhance movement and reduce the harmful effects of stress on the body.