Soft tissue mobilization therapy is a type of manual therapy that involves stretching and massaging soft tissues like muscles, ligaments, tendons, and fascia. It’s sometimes referred to as “manual lymphatic drainage.” It’s believed that stretches can help relax tight muscles and scar tissue, reduce muscle spasms, extend fascial tissues (such as tendons), and improve blood circulation in your body.

Strains and sprains are common soft tissue ailments. Soft tissues surround and support your organs and skeletal system. They are:

  • skin
  • fat
  • muscles
  • nerves
  • tendons
  • ligaments
  • cartilage
  • fascia
  • synovial membranes
  • blood vessels

Soft Tissue Injuries: How Are They Diagnosed?

  • Qualified Analysis Of Symptoms – A properly qualified healthcare expert with experience detecting and treating soft tissue injuries, such as ourselves, can frequently diagnose a soft tissue injury after a thorough examination of your symptoms.
  • MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) – An MRI creates a cross-sectional image of the wounded part of your body by connecting a powerful magnet to a computer.
  • X-Ray (Radiography) – Because x-rays are used to visualize just bones, you may be wondering how they may assist in detecting soft tissue injuries, which are not technically bone injuries.
  • CAT (Computerized Axial Tomography) Or CT (Computed Tomography) Scan – Unlike a standard x-ray film, which appears to gaze through the body, a CAT or CT scan, like an MRI, will reveal soft tissue damage.

What are the treatment options for soft tissue injuries?

Soft tissue injuries are treated with several types of modalities. 

  • Spinal manipulative therapy – This technique is utilized to enhance range-of-motion at the joint space, which often becomes stiff after an injury. – 
  • Heightened testing and Active resistance technique (ART) – Scar tissue is broken down, and spasms in the muscle are minimized, allowing for less scar formation and inflammation following an injury.
  • Rehabilitation exercise therapy and therapeutic activities – are procedures that are used to induce tissue regeneration after a traumatic injury. Because of the combination of these treatment options, our patients are back to living healthy and active lives in record time!

Treatment is expedited and getting patients back into action.  

What is involved in mobilization therapy?

Several practitioners utilize soft-tissue mobilization therapy:

  • occupational therapists
  • physical therapists
  • massage therapists
  • osteopathic doctors
  • chiropractors

Our therapist will begin by completing a physical examination on the patient. They’ll look for problem regions and measure your range of motion in the joints that are causing you pain. Depending on your condition, they may propose a series of mobilization therapy sessions for you to complete.

In the course of mobilization treatment, our therapist may employ a number of different strategies. They may, for example, apply moderate pressure to the damaged tissue while stretching it. They may also make use of tools that have been ergonomically built. Instrument-assisted soft-tissue mobilization is the term used to describe this procedure.

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