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Soft Tissue Mobilization

Muscles play an important role around the joints. If there is too much tension, there can be muscle spasms and joint dysfunction. With soft tissue mobilization, the fibrous muscle tissue is broken up. This is usually scar tissue or adhesions. Soft tissue mobilization is often applied to the musculature surrounding the spine and consists of deep pressure and rhythmic stretching. A layer-by-layer assessment is done by your MAXX physical therapist to localize the affected area. Soft tissue mobilization can also involve placing a traction force on the affected area. This procedure has helped reduce pain and remove restricted movement in many of our patients.

For many physical therapists, it’s all hands on deck. They use manual therapy techniques on soft tissue and joints that are intended to modulate pain, reduce inflammation, increase range of motion and reduce restriction. Our hands-on treatments are also designed to decrease edema, enhance health, remediate body functions and structures and to maintain optimal physical performance. But, before performing any type of hands on treatment, your physical therapist will perform a full assessment of your bone and muscle and blood and nerve supply in the affected area. Depending on that assessment, your physical therapist may perform a combination of manual physical therapy techniques including massage therapy. You can feel confident that your therapist will choose the best manual therapy for your condition.

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