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February 23, 2005

Old Injuries Aided By Massage

A client presents with a 20-year-old knee injury. Surgery had been performed on the knee and time had stiffened the connective tissue which resulted in reduced range of motion. The client had difficulty tying their shoe because the foot could not be brought up on their knee.

Upon palpation I felt a lot of crunchy texture under my fingers around the kneecap. Also, bands of tightness radiated up the quadriceps muscle toward the hip. I used cross-fiber friction and deep fascial stretching and heat. The client felt an immediate sense of looseness in the knee and reported improved range of motion in the knee and leg.

I encouraged continued range of motion exercises and stretches.

Posted by linda at February 23, 2005 9:57 PM

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