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Reducing muscle tension with deep tissue work

Updated: Jul 5, 2022

At AAPT our physical therapists target the correct muscle groups during treatment sessions and prescribe the right exercises to address your body’s imbalances. Each physical therapist brings their own unique background in athletic training, physical therapy, and dry needling expertise. Our physical therapists are also able to perform deep force muscle work, which helps to break up scar tissues following injury and reduces tension in your muscles.

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Percussion Massage Therapy

We proudly offer Hyperice percussion massage therapy as part of our recovery sessions that helps relieve muscle soreness and stiffness, improves range of motion, promotes circulation, and accelerates warmup and recovery. Hyperice is committed to advancing the science of vibration and percussion – paving the way to better clinical outcomes.

Physical Therapists reported that mechanical percussion with the Hypervolt increased local blood flow, modulated pain and effectively treated myofascial trigger points and joint range of motion.

Deep Tissue Work at Home

While working with one of our physical therapists for treatment or recovery is the best way to address functionality and decrease pain, we highly suggest allocating enough time each day to your recovery. It isn’t always easy, but it is a crucial part of your preparation, and ultimately your performance.


Mechanical percussion with the Hyperice Mini Sphere effectively treats myofascial trigger points and joint range of motion. It targets your tightest areas with precision to help you move better. Rolling out by itself increases your muscle flexibility. But, coupled with vibrations can help increase muscular strength, and range of movement.

Prepare your body the right way by making time for at least 5 to 10 minutes of rolling before you exercise. Work through the key muscle groups you’ll be using by spending anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds rolling through the calf, hamstring, glutes, quads, back and core muscles on each side of your body. Finish your workout the same way you started it – with 5-10 minutes of post-workout rolling. It helps reduce soreness after exercise, and improves blood flow throughout the body.


We emphasize the importance of active recovery each day. Rolling with a ball or vibrating sphere along with our functional strength & conditioning exercises are the perfect combination to stay active without slowing down the natural recovery processes that are happening inside your body.


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