The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to restore a patient to their previous functionality. A patient may need the therapy to help regain the ability to walk or do many of the activities of daily living. Skilled therapy is available to help them get back to work or their favorite recreational activities while some may need specific strength and agility training to return to active competition. All of our programs here are iPerformance are tailored to fit a specific need.
Soft tissue mobilization is a category of treatment options that include myofascial release, trigger point release, or massage therapy. These treatments are used to decrease pain, decrease swelling, reduce or stop muscle spasms, release myofascial trigger points, release scar tissue that forms as a result of injury and more. Once these treatments have been completed, the therapist can choose to add flexibility or joint mobilization techniques.
Joint mobilization and manipulation are therapy techniques that are used to decrease pain and improve joint mobility. They vary and range from gentle to a low-amplitiude, thrust manipulation. This approach is used as a very effective way to treat acute neck and back pain while used in tandem with soft tissue mobilization, stretching, and exercise.
You can expect your average physical therapy session to last from 45 to 60 minutes depending on the complexity of your diagnosis and therapy intervention.