Evaluate the Effects of Soft Tissue Techniques

Critically evaluate the effects of soft tissue techniques . (Unit USP47 L02,c)
Client feedback, tissue change appearance and/or texture), change in range of movement, change in quality of movement, reduction in pain, increased extensibility of tissue, achievement of aims and objectives.

The aim of this essay is to critically evaluate the effects of soft tissue massage techniques as a way to treat sport's injuries and deal with temporary or chronic pain, according to what feedback we get from a client in terms of verbal feedback, tissue's changes in appearance and texture, improved ROM and muscles extensibility,   pain reduction and overall achieving full recovery.
There are a number of soft tissue techniques that a therapist will use according to their client's needs and the therapist   knowledge. For the therapist to decide what technique or combination of techniques to use he or she will go through an initial assessment which is both subjective and objective.   This initial assessment is useful to have a good   understanding of what are the client's needs and how, the therapist, is going to work towards these needs to fully heal.
Under the soft tissue technique's   umbrella we have:
Soft tissue release: this is a technique used to release the body soft tissues such as fascia, muscles, ligaments and   tendons.   To do so the therapist uses their hands, forearms, thumbs or a massage tool, in order to creating a temporary false muscle attachment. At this point the therapist will ask the client to move the muscle that is being locked and shorten in order to increase the stretching ability of the muscle itself. When applying STR it is important to keep verbal communication with the client since this type of body manipulation can be painful sometimes. Whilst massaging, the therapist will notice how the tissues they are working on will start changing   from tight to soft, from cold to warm which are all indications of new oxygenated blood is supplying the treated...