Soft Tissue Mobilization
Soft tissue mobilization is a manual therapy technique where your physical therapist will use a hands-on technique to help manipulate your muscle, skin and fascia in order to help them move more efficiently. When injuries occur or when we perform a repetitive task, our body responds by adapting the tissues to support and heal these areas. However, over time these adaptations can sometimes cause injuries and pain in other areas. Through a hands-on approach, your physical therapist can help to restore these tissues back to a healthy state. It is important to note that soft tissue mobilization cannot promote this healing alone - it must be accompanied by the appropriate exercises prescribed by your physical therapist.