Soft Tissue Mobilization

Soft Tissue Mobilization

Injuries, age-related conditions, and other causes can lead patients to develop bundles of tense and damaged soft tissue. Unless treated, these areas can be a source of pain and discomfort for many individuals. Soft tissue mobilization is a form of physical therapy that can reduce this pain while strengthening these muscles. 


  • No surgery
  • Strengthens muscles
  • No recovery time
  • Improves range of motion

Types of Soft Tissue Mobilization

We offer a variety of soft tissue mobilization services. Our healthcare professionals will target the affected area and ensure to develop an effective program. First, a patient will typically go through a hands-on examination with their physical therapist which will allow them to find exercises and techniques that will reduce pain and increase function. Depending on the patient’s progress, the healthcare professional may recommend options such as therapeutic friction massages or assistive instruments. 

  • Sustained pressure on restricted areas
  • Therapeutic friction massage
  • Parallel and perpendicular mobilization
  • Direct oscillations or circular pressure on the affected tissue
  • Soft tissue mobilization with the assistance of specialized instruments


Patients who suspect they might need soft tissue mobilization should consult with a healthcare professional to ensure it is the correct option for them. If this procedure does not work immediately, patients should continue therapy as it may take longer for more inactive individuals. 

Additional Information

BEST Health System’s goal is to provide patients access to all treatments and procedures they might need. Our experienced healthcare professionals offer an array of techniques that can strengthen and heal individuals suffering from back and neck pain.

If alternative options have not worked for you, consider learning more about BEST Health System options regarding soft tissue mobilization and see if it’s right for you. 

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