Soft Tissue Pain

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute offers strain/counterstrain therapy to relieve muscle spasm and facilitate healing. Following an injury, the muscle spindles (sensors) respond to protect the injured area resulting in a muscle spasm. This spasm or hypersensitivity to movement leads to dysfunction and pain. Strain/counterstrain therapy identifies this problem and returns the spindles to normal sensitivity and the muscle to its original length, placing the injured area in an environment where it can heal.

St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute provides strain/counterstrain techniques on patients with both acute and chronic neuromuscular dysfunction of the muscle due to abrupt injury such as:

  • Whiplash
  • Falls
  • Muscle strains
  • Acute injuries
  • Work injuries
  • Repetitive strains
  • Sports injuries

Treatment Goals

  • Complete injury analysis
  • Individualized treatment plan created by therapist with patient input
  • Quicker recovery, pain relief and improved outcomes with goal-focused treatment
  • Improved patient functionality and independence

 For additional information, contact:

St. Luke's Main Campus (Downtown)
(509) 473-6869

St. Luke's North
(509) 777-0610

St. Luke's Valley
(509) 343-5129

St. Luke's at Holy Family Campus
(509) 467-9776