Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)

Physical therapist Lisa Gemmel treats a patient with lateral epicondylitis, otherwise known as tennis elbow. Administration of ultrasound causes a thermal effect and promotes healing. Joint mobilizations promote pain-free, full range of motion, which allows an increase in function. Transverse friction massage helps bring blood flow to the injured tendon to promote healing, and it also helps break up scar tissue.