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Should I massage my muscles before doing range of motion therapy?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Be4, During, & After

Massage can be beneficial before, during, and after therapy.

In brief: Be4, During, & After

Massage can be beneficial before, during, and after therapy.
Dr. James Eitner
Dr. James Eitner
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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

By massaging the muscle you cause vasodilitation which may cause more effective physical therapy.

In brief: Yes

By massaging the muscle you cause vasodilitation which may cause more effective physical therapy.
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not usually needed

It is not needed to massage your muscles before doing range of motion exercises.
If it is more comfortable for you to do so then massage away but it is not generally necessary.

In brief: Not usually needed

It is not needed to massage your muscles before doing range of motion exercises.
If it is more comfortable for you to do so then massage away but it is not generally necessary.
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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