Functional Improvement Techniques(FIT)™ is a complementary technique of a specific hands-on and instrument-assisted manual therapy treatments in order to improve the function of soft tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves) and joint.
The core effect of FIT is of quick and significant functional improvement of soft tissue and joint in overall performance by breaking up myofascial restrictions and scar tissue adhesions resulting from repetitive motion and muscular over-use which cause pain and restrict body movements.
The adhesions and restrictions prevent normal and smooth movement of the tissues with their surrounding structures, inducing a number of problems such as pain, stiffness, decreased range of motion, limited flexibility, swelling, joint stress, abnormal sensation such as tingling and numbness from a nerve entrapment, and muscle weakness.
As such, athletes, students, housewives, and physical laborers often get great relief.
A: Patients with a soft tissue pain with stiffness, acute and chronic conditions.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical sprain/strain (neck pain)
Lateral Epicondylitis (tennis elbow)
Lumbar sprain/strain (back pain)
Medial Epicondylitis (golfer’s elbow)
Patellofemoral Disorders (knee pain)
Rotator Cuff Tendinitis & Frozen shoulder (shoulder pain)
More issues common in overused muscles.
Each FIT session involves a physical examination by using hands and stainless steel instruments to identify the area of soft tissue and joint restriction first. Precise digital pressure and delicate stainless steel instrumental scraping are applied to the area of the restriction having the patient to perform specific active and passive movements against the practitioner’s digital and instrumental resistance to shorten and lengthen the affected soft tissue. Every treatment session is thereby unique and custom made for each patient given the nature and severity of their injury.
Treatment frequency – Everyone responds differently. It varies by degree and duration of injury.
Most patients report significant improvement after the first treatment. Most (acute) conditions resolve in 3-6 treatments, depending on injury severity. Treatment should be scheduled 1-2 times a week with 2-3 days between sessions.
Older patients with complications (diabetes) and chronic conditions tend to take a little longer.