Soft tissue injuries can range from simple and straightforward to complex issues. More complex soft tissue injuries may be difficult to see with x-rays, MRIs or other scans and can leave a confusing array of symptoms.  I like to evaluate soft tissue injuries using a two pronged approach.  After gathering a full history of the presenting problem and doing a comprehensive physical evaluation, I like to address both the presenting problem and the underlying impairments that might have allowed the injury to occur in the first place.   Treatment of soft tissue injuries will vary by person and by the specific injury but typically include manual techniques, stretching, strengthening, work on postural alignment, education on the how’s and why’s of the injury, breathing, and modalities as needed for pain and swelling