A soft tissue injury (STI) is caused by the trauma of ligaments, muscles or tendons. It may be the result of a sudden uncontrolled movement, such as twisting an ankle or other possible mishaps. A soft tissue injury may also occur from an excessive use of exhausted body tissues. Physical overexertion is a common cause of soft tissue injuries, especially in a competitive sports environment. The recovery time for soft tissue injuries will vary depending on the severity of the damage. A physiotherapist will diagnose the soft tissue injury and then recommend an appropriate treatment plan. Most of the time, the healing process involves several recovery phases. The patient must go through each stage and perform the necessary treatments before making a full recovery. Recovering from a soft tissue injury can be a long and arduous journey. Below are the seven rehabilitation techniques used to heal from a soft tissue Continue reading →