Soft tissue manipulation or manual therapy covers a range of treatments that aim to modulate pain, increase joint range of motion, and reduce or eliminate soft
tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. These techniques also induce relaxation and improve contractile and
non-contractile tissue extensibility.
Manual therapy techniques may be performed on individuals with symptoms that may include a limited range of
motion, muscle spasm, pain, scar tissue or contracted tissue and/or soft tissue swelling, inflammation or restriction.