Benefits of Scraping Therapy

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Oct 05

Benefits of Scraping Therapy

Scraping is a soft tissue mobilization technique that helps to aid your body in healing from soft tissue injuries. Tissue in our bodies that connect, support or surround our internal organs and bones are generally what are called “soft tissues.” These would include fascia, ligaments, tendons and muscles. If you are experiencing pain caused by a soft tissue injury, you may be interested in the benefits of scraping therapy.

Soft tissue injuries can be caused by trauma and come on suddenly, or can caused by overuse. Soft tissue injuries can be mild, moderate or severe. Pain, swelling, stiffness or bruising can all be associated with soft tissue injuries.

When soft tissue is damaged in your body, adhesions are formed as your body’s way of dealing with the injury. Adhesions are basically scar tissue that can build up and be a source of pain. In some cases, scraping may help and can offer you pain relief when administered by a trained physical therapist.

What Is Scraping Therapy?

A variety of tools in different shapes and sizes are used and “scraped” against the area of dysfunction in the muscle. This helps to break up the restrictions in your muscle. During scraping, your physical therapist will use a tool to gently “scrape” back and forth over any muscle tissue where you may be experiencing issues.

This serves to reduce soft tissue muscle restrictions. Scraping can be beneficial to patients with scar tissue, fascia restrictions, strained muscles and more.

Benefits of Scraping Therapy

  • Eliminate or reduce pain
  • Increase range of motion
  • Break down adhesions
  • Reduce swelling

If other methods have failed to help you get out of pain, scraping could be a way to help your body heal and recover from soft tissue injuries. Our physical therapists are trained in scraping therapy and can work with you to reduce soft tissue muscle restrictions through this therapy.

To schedule an appointment with one of our trained physical therapists to see if scraping therapy will work for you, contact us today.


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