Soft tissue mobilization is often confused with a massage. A massage is provided by a massage therapist and its objective is to ease tension by rubbing on tense muscles. On the contrary, soft tissue mobilization is a form of physiotherapy for treating injured soft tissue such as muscles, tendons, fascia and ligaments. Common soft tissue injuries include sprains, tendonitis, strains, contusions, bursitis and stress injuries.
Soft Tissue Injuries
Soft tissue injuries occur when body muscles become abnormally tense. Muscles work by tensing, contracting then relaxing. During contraction, the muscle gets shorter hence moving the part of the skeletal structure it is attached to. The muscle is then supposed to relax but because of an injury, it may not relax completely causing an individual to feel pain, muscle weakness, restricted range of motion and probably a misalignment of the skeletal system. Effective treatment through physical therapy is important to avoid a persistent illness.
Our physical therapists at Source Therapy are skilled to examine, diagnose, and treat musculoskeletal conditions such as soft tissue injuries. We are regarded as one of the most highly qualified facilities to render successful treatment rates among many other physical therapists in Arlington, VA. We specialize in therapy treatment such as soft tissue mobilization to ensure successful treatment of patients under our facility.
The importance of physiotherapy (physical therapy) among other benefits of therapy is that it is a form of treatment involving physical exercises geared towards relieving pain. Unlike using medication which one would have to continuously take to relieve recurring pain; physical therapy heals and clears the pain permanently. Any physical therapist in Arlington, VA or the world would attest that soft tissue mobilization is the most effective treatment for soft tissue injuries.
In case you think you have a soft tissue injury, come visit Source Physical Therapy for effective and successful treatments.