Joints are surrounded by muscles and tendons (the tissue that attaches each muscle to the bone), ligaments and capsules each of which plays an important role. Bad posture, whiplash and other orthopedic or sports injuries often cause muscle tension which in turn decreases joint motion. Physiotherapy treatment is only complete when not only joint mobility but the muscle tension is also addressed. Soft tissue mobilization techniques are used to break up scar tissue and soften fibrous muscles, increase the flexibility and decrease restrictions. Our physiotherapists in Toronto also uses soft tissue mobilization techniques to move fluids when swelling or edema is present. Muscles surrounding spine and joints are usually being treated by soft tissue mobilization techniques. Massage therapists and chiropractors also use these techniques to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.