Sports performance isn't only about helping elite athletes do their best. It's also about basic human movement, which is at the program's core.
It includes vital components that can teach anyone how to take care of their body to keep it moving and feeling good.
Soft tissue hygiene sessions can help both:
- Athletes looking to meet or exceed their pre-injury performance goals.
- Everyday people wanting to improve their strength and range of motion.
What Is Soft Tissue Hygiene Training?
Soft tissue hygiene is a set of techniques you can use in day-to-day life to help rehydrate tissue.
The program teaches you how to:
- Decide if each side of the body feels the same.
- Notice pain and stiffness in tissues or joints.
- Ease joint or tissue pain and stiffness safely.
UPMC Sports Performance offers targeted soft tissue hygiene sessions to help you:
- Release tension in the neck and shoulders.
- Relieve pain or tightness in the back with breathing techniques.
- Expand and preserve hip motion.
- Stretch the wrists to help prevent conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Point and flex the feet to loosen and relax the ankles.
What to Expect During Soft Tissue Hygiene Training
You'll work with Ron DeAngelo, MEd, LAT, FAFS, director of Sports Performance at UPMC Sports Medicine.
Ron has worked in the sports medicine field with recreational and elite athletes for over 35 years and is:
- A Fellow of Applied Functional Science.
- A Movement Specialist.
- An EXOS Sports Performance Coach.
We offer in-person sessions at the UPMC Freddie Fu Sports Medicine Center and virtual sessions via an online platform.
For more information or pricing, please contact Ron DeAngelo at 412-432-3871.
Soft Tissue Hygiene Targeted Session Details