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Bloomington, MN 55437
Phone: 952-835-6653
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AdvaCare Clinics: Soft Tissue Injury Physical Therapy

A Soft tissue injury is the damage of muscles, ligaments and tendons throughout the body. Common soft tissue injuries usually occur from a sprain, strain, a one off blow resulting in a contusion or overuse of a particular part of the body. Soft tissue injuries can result in pain, swelling, bruising and loss of function. Download our printable Soft Tissue Injury with Physical Therapy.

Treatment strategies

The specific treatment application of an ache, pain, or injury will be solely reliant on the conclusions reached by the assessments. Any number of treatment techniques may be used to achieve optimal treatment results.

Manual techniques

  • Trigger Point techniques
  • Myofascial Therapy
  • Massage techniques
  • Cross friction techniques
  • Soft Tissue Technique
  • Sustained Pressure (ischemic / digital pressure)
  • Other Techniques such as Active Release Technique, Myofascial Release and / or Deep tissue massage are all combinations of the techniques listed above.


  • Static stretching
  • PNF stretching (proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation)
  • Muscle energy technique (M.E.T.).

Exercise prescription

Dysfunctional soft tissues are either too short and tight or too long and weak. Dependent on assessment findings, some clients may be required to undertake a series of exercises, to strengthen, or simply to “switch-on” particular muscles or muscle groups.

Physical therapists at AdvaCare Clinics treat many injuries to soft tissue. Contact us at 952-835-6653 for a personal consultation.


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