Soft tissue Mobilization (STM) encompasses a variety of manual (applied by hand) therapies to help boost the immune system, relieve chronic muscle and joint pain, reduce stress, and fight depression. STM also promotes good blood circulation. STM detoxifies the body by moving waste through the lymphatic system. Finally, STM improves muscle tone and promotes healing.
Types of STM:
1. Trigger Point
2. Cross-Friction or Trans-verse
3. Active Assisted
4. Stretch and Release
5. Compression and Manual traction combined
For preventative health:
Preventative medicine is a total wellness approach that includes nutrition, exercise and chiropractic care. If stress is not relieved, then it will reverse the effects of a good diet and exercise program. It is for these reasons that chiropractic consultation should be a part of any treatment or preventative program.
STM treats specific illnesses and afflictions. STM treats injuries caused from work, recreational activities, and other activities. Post surgery, STM reduces healing time. In addition to the well-known treatments, STM relieves certain types of arthritis symptoms, fibromyalgia and jaw problems such as temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction.