Muscle tightness is most often due to muscle imbalance in the body created by our lifestyle. Some muscles become stronger than others due to errors in exercise routines, inadequate stretching and poor posture. Physical Therapists can perform an assessment of your posture and gait, then customize a treatment plan designed to rebalance your body by strengthening weak muscles, stretching tight muscles, providing exercises to improve muscle response and applying specialized manual techniques. Modalities, such as heat or ice and ultrasound are often used to reduce inflammation and pain as necessary. A home program will be designed to help maintain muscle balance and reduce injury.