Soft Tissue Mobilization

Soft tissue mobilization is a form of manual physical therapy where your certified provider uses hands-on techniques on your muscles, ligaments and fascia in order to break adhesions and optimize your muscle function.
Soft Tissue Mobilization at Quest Chiropractic.

Adhesions are your body’s attempt to heal a soft tissue injury with a lengthy inflammation process, resulting in long strands of collagenous scar tissue. These new tissues pull against one another, forming trigger points of pain.

Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques

This is done either by hand or with specifically crafted tools that scrape, push, pull and knead your muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves in precise ways to help bring you pain relief and return you to functionality.

Specific techniques for tissue mobilization include:

Sustained pressure – pushing directly on the restricted tissue and holding

Unlocking spiral – pushing on the restricted tissue in alternating clockwise and counterclockwise rotating motions

Direct oscillations – rhythmic pushing on the restricted tissue

Perpendicular mobilization – pushing on the myofascial tissue at right angles

Parallel mobilization – pushing along the seams of muscles

Perpendicular strumming – rhythmic pushing along muscle border, followed by rubber of top of muscle

Friction massage – pushing across the grain of the muscles, tendons and ligaments

Being able to implement soft tissue mobilization techniques requires a significant amount of training in human anatomy and physiology and understand how manipulating the tissues will impact physical function. We specialize in evaluation, assessment and treatment of movement. Soft tissue mobilization is just one of the strategies that we use to help our patients meet their functional goals.

Quest Chiropractic
of Wilmington

1601 Concord Pike, Suite 65-67
Wilmington, DE 19803
(302) 225-1460

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Monday 8:30am-12pm, 2:30pm-6pm
Tuesday 2:30 - 7:00 pm
Wednesday 8:30am-12pm, 2:30pm-6pm
Thursday 8:30am-12pm, 2:30pm-6pm
Friday 8am-12pm

Quest Chiropractic Wilmington DE