Physical therapists use multiple modalities to help their patients recover from their injuries. One of the most common techniques that physical therapists utilize in their treatment program is soft tissue mobilization. This hands on treatment uses different techniques to mobilize the soft tissues that may have sustained injury. This allows the patient to feel pain relief, decreased swelling and increased mobility of the area.
Soft tissue mobilization is used on soft tissue injuries. These types of injuries include damage to the muscles, ligaments or tendons of the body. Soft tissue injuries commonly occur from strains and sprains from overuse.
Soft tissue mobilization can be used to treat the following injuries:
Physical therapists can utilize different soft tissue mobilization techniques depending on the injury and how it responds to hands-on therapy. These techniques include:
Additional benefits of soft tissue mobilization include:
Early intervention with physical therapy can help to expedite the process. Soft tissue mobilization is a commonly used treatment used to help to improve blood flow, decrease swelling among other benefits.
Soft tissue mobilization can be used in physical therapy at any point during the injury recovery process. Soft tissue mobilization is utilized as a treatment tool by Physical Therapists in conjunction with therapeutic exercises and neuromuscular re-education to help patients achieve their goals.
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