Connective Tissue Release
The Practice of Connective Tissue Release
We are happy to offer a highly effective alternative treatment, CTR (Connective Tissue Release). CTR is a gentle form of physical therapy that some will say is similar to a deep tissue massage, however, unlike a massage, CTR applies sustained pressure on target areas of connective tissue surrounding your muscles and bones. This pressure is meant to release the restriction in connective tissue relieving pain and allowing for greater range of motion. A massage feels amazing and relieves tension and tired muscles typically caused by over exercising, daily stress or sleeping in the wrong position. CTR lets your connective tissue do the healing. If you experience persistent, chronic or debilitating pain caused by a new or old injury or long term stress on your body and the pain isn’t going away, CTR may be the option for you. And it feels just as amazing as a massage!
Results from Connective Tissue Release
Many patients feel immediate results after their first treatment. Dr. Cobb and our therapists combined have undergone over 500 hours of extensive training through John Barnes Myofascial Release. They continue to participate in coursework to improve their understanding, skills and techniques to offer this unique therapy for our patients. Dr. Cobb introduced CTR to the clinic in 2014. He was frustrated when our patients were needing more than just an ‘adjustment’. Some patients reported feeling great but after a short time, the pain would return. So he went in search for therapies that would complement and enhance chiropractic. This is when he discovered the role of Connective Tissue and how treating this ‘organ’ will assist with a speedy recovery of injuries and more importantly, sustain pain-free status for a longer period of time. In addition, after a major hip injury, when Dr. Cobb wasn’t healing with Chiropractic care only, CTR was a savior for him. 10 days after a hip replacement, he was back on the golf course and he credits that to his post-op CTR treatments. Although there are many physical therapy clinics that offer John Barnes Myofascial Release throughout the United States, there are only a few practitioners in the State of Florida and just a handful in the Tampa Bay area.
Unlike relaxation massage, therapeutic (or medical) massage is directed by a medical provider to treat specific areas of concern. Our massage therapists are highly trained to use varying degrees of pressure and movement. Therapeutic massage is generally considered part of integrative medicine. Massage therapy is used to help manage health conditions or enhance wellness. Massage has been practiced in most cultures, both Eastern and Western, throughout human history, and was one of the earliest tools that people used to try to relieve pain. Cobb Rehab & Wellness has Florida Board Licensed Massage Therapists that will work with our patients to assist them in injury recovery.
We offer Electric Muscle Therapy (E-Stim Therapy) at Cobb REhab & Wellness. If you’re recovering from an injury or dealing with the pain of fibromyalgia or another condition, you may benefit from this physical therapy procedure. E-stim is a machine that has sticky patches we place on your body. The machine will then send mild electrical pulses through the skin to help stimulate injured muscles or manipulate nerves to reduce pain. E-stim may not be appropriate for everyone. Some patients have expressed mild discomfort or uncertainty due to the feeling of electrical pulses through their skin. However, the majority of our patients love this procedure as a way to relax before additional treatment. For many, this painless procedure helps accelerate recovery and provides relief from painful or uncomfortable symptoms.
As part of his sports chiropractic training, Dr. Cobb is trained in Kinesio Taping. Kinesio Taping gained popularity when members of the US Women’s Volleyball team sported this visible tape over their muscles, shoulders and knees, elbows, etc during Olympic competition over 10 years ago. The general public and athletes who were unfamiliar with this began wondering what this was. It has since been a widely popular method designed to assist with the body’s natural healing of soft tissue injuries or tired and fatigued muscles, joints and tendons. Kinesio Taping provides support and stability without restricting your body’s range of motion so you can continue to perform your daily activities. Kinesio Taping will also prolong the benefits of other treatment such as Chiropractic Adjustments and Connective Tissue Release. Not only are athletes utilizing this therapy, it has become popular for patients who are suffering from pain but do not have the luxury to take time off from work or from performing daily physical tasks.
Exercise is essential in returning to sports activities, work and daily living after an injury. Exercise helps restore movement in your joints and builds strength in the joints and surrounding muscles. The goal of rehabilitation is to restore body function with minimal risk of reinjury. During your treatment at Cobb Rehab & Wellness, Dr. Cobb incorporates exercise education in order to assist our patients in how to care for their body, maintain a high level of health and avoid secondary complications from sustained injuries. Dr. Cobb teaches patients with self-treatment techniques and lifestyle modifications to equip them with the knowledge and skills to take control of their health and body.
Digital Motion X-ray
Our Digital Motion X-ray is currently under an extensive reinstallation process. We will soon provide digital motion x-ray services as a diagnostic tool to help us better diagnose and treat your injury.