Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 11:57
Yes. But they can be painful, and getting a “massage” from a physical therapist (PT) is not the calming experience with music and aromatic lotion you may be hoping for.
In PT lingo, a massage is termed “soft-tissue mobilization” (STM) and is applied to a select region of the body, and only when indicated for treatment. In other words, not every knee or hip that walks in the door gets its surrounding tissues mobilized.