Recovery and Relief Methods

At Civil PT, we incorporate numerous strategies to help patients recover from ailments, setbacks, or malaise. These include but are not limited to: stretching, manual massage, soft tissue manipulations, mobilizations, therapeutic gun massage, and pneumatic compression.

These strategies are typical and combined with other therapeutic modes within standard physical therapy plans of care; however, they can be purchased as “a la carte,” stand alone services at our facilities.

Therapeutic Gun

Handheld devices that our clinicians use with various specific techniques to relieve muscle pain, tension, and soreness.


The use of guided muscle lengthening techniques performed passively, actively-assisted, and actively in specific ways in an attempt to improve length of muscle tissue to help relieve pain, improve mobility, and reduce restrictions of movement. 

Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation

The use of stainless steel instruments against soft tissue areas such as: skin, scars, muscles, and tendons to reduce pain, improve soft tissue extensibility, improve mobility, and reduce swelling.


The use of hands-on techniques and manual interventions such as: kneading, deep tissue, rolling, and percussion tactics to help reduce pain, discomfort, and swelling. 

Pneumatic Compression

pneumatic compression

Helps accelerate recovery after strenuous activity to include: exercise, sport activity, work, or prolonged periods in static positions such as: driving or being in an airplane. These devices are garments placed on client’s legs to increase blood flow through the veins of your legs helping to prevent blood clots, reduce swelling, and reduce blood lactate levels.


A skilled manual therapy technique aimed at improving joint range of motion and reducing pain. Our clinicians manually apply targeted pressures or forces on a joint in specific directions to help improve the mobility of that joint in an attempt to reduce pain, reduce stiffness, and improve overall mobility.