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Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft Tissue Injury Treatment Seattle

Soft tissue injuries are any injury involving muscles, ligaments, myofascial tissue or tendons. Injuries to these structures can result in pain and stiffness as they heal.

There are many physical therapy techniques that can be effective for reducing the severity of soft tissue damage.

Treatment techniques for soft tissue injuries offered at our physical therapy clinic include:

  • ASTYM. This technique uses hand-held tools to break up scar tissue and improve soft tissue mobility
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization. The therapists use their hands to increase the tissue extensibility, fascial mobility, and blood flow to a muscle or group of muscles

Following the release of scar tissue and regaining the mobility of the injured structure/area, our physical therapists will help guide you in strengthening exercises to dynamically support the muscles surrounding your injury. This is important to prevent re-injury and return you to your daily physical activities. Our therapists will prescribe and progress injury-specific exercises individualized to your needs.