About Soft Tissue
More About Soft Tissue
Here is some thorough information on what I do.
It is technical language, but you don’t have to understand it to know that when you get treatment here, you’re getting the most researched and up-to-date care available.
Law of Repetitive Motion
The Law of repetitive motion was developed by Dr. Michael Leahy to describe what happens with soft tissue. As you can see from the formula below that the insult to the tissue is directly proportionate to the number of repetitions performed and the maximum force required to do those repetitions. The insult to the tissue is indirectly proportionate to the amplitude (size) of the movement performed and the amount of relaxation time between repetitions.
I = Insult to the tissues
N = Number of repetitions
F = Force or tension of each repetition as a percent of maximum muscle strength (% of what the muscle is capable of doing)
A = Amplitude (size) of motion
R = Relaxation time between repetitions (lack of pressure or tension on the tissue involved)
How Scar Tissue Forms
The Science has been here regarding how scar tissue forms in soft tissue:
Key concepts from the Dawes study
– You can form scar tissue just because there is less oxygen (hypoxia)
– You can form scar tissue without even injuring the tissue
– The scar tissue will develop slowly over time
Key concepts from the Falanga study
– This mechanism allows scar tissue to form without a classic type of injury
Cumulative Injury Cycle