Phase I: Soft Tissue Mobilization
Exercises to protect and repair.
- Lymphatic or light soft tissue techniques (such as effleurage) are utilized to flush fluid/swelling from the hip
- Petrissage (kneeding massage), myofascial, or deeper strumming techniques are utilized to mobilize deeper tissues after initial swelling and inflammation has subsided
- After incision is healed (typically around 5-7 weeks) massage directly over incision sites to prevent adhesions under scars.
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