Description: Orthopedic bodywork, or orthopedic massage, is a manual therapy approach for addressing soft tissue dysfunctions associated with musculoskeletal pain or injury. After a brief assessment, a variety of techniques may be used to reduce tension in muscle, tendons, or fascia, with goal of restoring flexibility and range of motion and improve circulation in the areas of concern. The manual techniques used are individualized and may vary from light/gentle to deep, depending on the injury or medical condition. Orthopedic bodywork can be a useful adjunct for physical therapy and rehabilitation, or to facilitate/enhance a fitness or sports training regimen.
- Promotes overall relaxation
- Relieves muscle tension
- Improves soft tissue mobility
- Reduces pain
- Performed by a physical therapist with experience treating a wide range of injuries, surgeries, and general medical conditions.
Duration: 50 min
Bodyworker: Kris Wittman, OT/L, MPT, CEAS