Our doctors prescribe Lehigh Acres soft tissue mobilization as a part of therapy and rehabilitation for patients with musculoskeletal injuries that get in the way of daily life. Our Lee County clinic provides treatment and rehabilitation for a wide range of injuries and conditions, focusing on chiropractic and physical therapies. We also provide several complementary therapies, including soft tissue mobilization.
Our Lehigh Acres treatments and services at Specific Care Chiropractic help our patients recover and rehabilitate from their injuries, leaving our care stronger and healthier than they were before their accident. Contact us for more information: (239) 369-9109.
Benefits of Lehigh Acres Soft Tissue Mobilization Therapy
The goals of soft tissue mobilization (STM) include:
- Increasing blood flow to the area
- Pain relief
- Decreasing inflammation
- Breaking up scar tissue
- Promoting healing
STM is not a single treatment but many specialized techniques applied by trained therapists. It generally includes manual therapy, with therapists using their hands to apply deep pressure to the affected soft tissues. Some techniques also use tools to focus and apply the necessary pressure.
When used appropriately, STM uses stretching, pressure, and mobilization to relax tense muscles and break up scar tissue in muscles, ligaments, and fascia. This allows for a better range of motion, reduced pain and inflammation, and increased healing. This greatly benefits patients as they heal from injuries and regain muscle function and strength.
STM is also an effective treatment for breaking down adhesions and scar tissue, restoring functionality, and reducing the risk of future injuries. In many ways, this treatment works similarly to therapeutic massage. It involves the therapist applying pressure to specific areas, pushing, pulling, and kneading.
Lehigh Acres Soft Tissue Mobilization Rehabilitation Complements Other Therapies
Our doctors prescribe a comprehensive rehabilitation program for clients who come to us with injuries or musculoskeletal concerns. We assess and treat a wide range of injuries in patients of all ages and physical conditions. Some have suffered acute injuries in falls or traffic collisions, while others have chronic work-related injuries. Some had strokes or other health concerns that caused brain or spinal cord injuries.
Soft tissue mobilization might play a role in many of these programs. We prescribe therapies based on the patient’s unique needs. To do this, we carefully assess their needs and goals to determine how we can best address them. Most plans focus on chiropractic care or physiotherapy techniques.
Complementary therapies, including STM, work in conjunction with physical therapy or chiropractic adjustments. Other similar therapies we could prescribe include massage, ultrasound therapy, E-STIM, and laser therapy. These could provide an alternative to NSAIDs, narcotic pain relief, and similar medications.
What To Expect From Lehigh Acres Soft Tissue Mobilization Therapy
The Specific Care Chiropractic team may use soft tissue mobilization therapy during the initial phase of your treatment. This may be done to address soreness or inflammation due to use in physical therapy, or throughout your treatment for specific issues.
When we prescribe a treatment plan, it is not set in stone. The therapies we initially prescribe will likely change throughout your rehabilitation. Our doctors and therapists reassess each patient with every visit. We consider their progress, their goals, and how they are recovering. As necessary, we alter their program to ensure they get the most out of their therapy.
Our aim is for every patient to leave our care rehabilitated, stronger and healthier than they were before their injury occurred. To this end, each program generally includes strength training, flexibility, and other physiotherapy exercises.
When We Prescribe Lehigh Acres Soft Tissue Mobilization Rehabilitation
Soft tissue mobilization therapy may be a good fit for many patients, including those seeking effective treatment and rehabilitation after a sports injury, auto accident, work injury, slip and fall, and chronic use injuries. This may be especially likely if they report symptoms that include:
Soft Tissue Tightness
In almost any type of injury or concern involving soft tissue tightness, STM is a good option. When muscles, ligaments, joints, and other connective tissues feel tight, it limits the range of motion and makes it more difficult to move, build strength, and recover from injuries. The right soft tissue mobilization techniques can make it easier to recover, rehabilitate, and reduce the risk of future injuries.
Back and Neck Injuries, Pain, and Inflammation
As chiropractors, many of our patients come to us for help with neck and back pain or stiffness. While we use chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy to treat and rehabilitate these patients, we often prescribe STM, too. Using STM allows us to better manage pain and reduce inflammation and stiffness.
Muscle Sprains and Strains
We often prescribe STM as a component of rehabilitation for muscular injuries, including muscle sprains and strains. By increasing the blood flowing to the area, we can encourage healing, reduce pain, and prevent stiffness and scar tissue. Preventing these issues makes it easier to recover and rehabilitate from these injuries and other medical conditions.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Our practitioners prescribe physiotherapy as a part of carpal tunnel syndrome treatment. We may also use STM to reduce inflammation in the affected arm, which is a major cause of symptoms in those with this condition.
Knee and Hip Injuries
We often use STM for knee and hip injuries and concerns, including when the patient reports pain or is undergoing post-surgery rehabilitation. It is also effective for arthritis and overuse injuries. We also prescribe physical therapy, strength-building, and additional therapies to address these issues.
Under some circumstances, we may prescribe another kind of therapy or additional treatments for pain relief, reducing inflammation, and encouraging healing. We provide a wide range of therapies to help meet these goals. Our doctors will determine which one (or ones) best meets your needs.
Discuss Lehigh Acres Soft Tissue Mobilization Therapy With Our Team Today
Our therapists have the extensive training and practice necessary to provide effective soft tissue mobilization therapy for patients in Lehigh Acres. Specific Care Chiropractic is accepting new patients. Schedule your initial intake examination with our team today.