Myofascial Pain

Soft tissue mobilization can be performed by hand (the doctor's hands) or with an instrument (metal or hard plastic). Soft tissue mobilization and therapy llows the doctor to relieve the tension and pain within particular muscles to facilitate the healing process. Very specific stretches will also be used in combination with the soft tissue mobilization in order to lengthen muscles that may be tense and contributing to your pain experience.Soft tissue mobilization can be performed by hand (the doctor's hands) or with an instrument (metal or hard plastic). Soft tissue mobilization and therapy llows the doctor to relieve the tension and pain within particular muscles to facilitate the healing process. Very specific stretches will also be used in combination with the soft tissue mobilization in order to lengthen muscles that may be tense and contributing to your pain experience.

Figure 1. A diagram of a myofascial

trigger point.

Figure 2.  Instrument-assisted soft

tissue mobilization (IASTM) targeted

at chronic muscular tension.

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