Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedic Massage is a type of soft tissue manipulation that does not promote any one specific technique. 
Orthopedic massage uses a wide variety of techniques and approaches to treat soft tissue dysfunction. It borrows the term ' orthopedic ' because the approach deals with problems of the locomotor system. As a comprehensive system, orthopedic massage is capable of integrating a wide variety of massage's most effective techniques in the treatment of soft tissue dysfunction, pain, and injuries.

Orthopedic massage integrates diverse techniques such as myofascial approaches, deep friction techniques, and trigger point therapy to name a few. The unique nature of each condition requires specialized knowledge, skills, and abilities from the practitioner to determine the most effective treatment. 

Orthopedic massage integrates knowledge of pain and injury conditions with an understanding of the function of various techniques used in the field. It is this comprehensive approach that sets orthopedic massage apart from other types of treatment approaches.

THE FOUR PRIMARY COMPONENTS OF ORTHOPEDIC MASSAGE:
  1. orthopedic assessment
  2. matching the treatment to the injury
  3. treatment adaptability
  4. understanding the rehab protocol
Practitioners
        Bill Graham