Soft Tissue Mobilization
Soft Tissue Mobilization (STM) is used to break down scar tissue and fibrotic adhesions that are typically associated with trauma to the soft tissue(s). Proper tissue integrity and fiber alignment allows for increased circulation to tissues, increased flexibility, increased muscle contraction and performance with decreased pain.
Joint mobilization is a manual therapeutic treatment technique used to manage musculoskeletal dysfunction. It promotes movement in stagnant tissues and joints by oscillating or providing a traction force to the joint in specific directions, to increase joint mobility. Specific joint mobilizations can target joints with decreased mobility due to mechanical dysfunction, prolonged immobilization following injury and/or surgery. This increased joint mobility helps to promote normal range of motion and return to function.