Experience the Benefits of Manual Therapy

With hands on physical therapy tailored to your specific needs, manual therapy can target musculoskeletal dysfunctions, reduce muscle tension, and enhance tissue healing. When you trust in the healing power of touch and let our dedicated physical therapists guide you towards a path of recovery and improved well-being through the art of manual therapy.

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Manual Therapy Techniques

During manual therapy sessions, the physical therapist applies specific movements, pressures, and stretches to the affected areas. These techniques aim to improve joint mobility, reduce pain, restore normal muscle function, and enhance overall movement patterns.

Some of our most common manual therapy techniques include:

  • Joint Mobilization is a technique that involves gentle oscillatory or sustained movements applied to the joints to improve their mobility, reduce stiffness, and restore normal joint function.
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization is a manual manipulation of soft tissues such as muscles, tendons, and ligaments, soft tissue mobilization aims to decrease muscle tension, release trigger points, improve circulation, and enhance tissue healing.
  • Myofascial Release is a technique that targets the fascia, a connective tissue that surrounds and supports muscles and organs. By applying sustained pressure and stretching to the fascia, myofascial release aims to alleviate restrictions, reduce pain, and improve mobility.
  • Trigger Point Therapy is a technique that focuses on identifying and treating specific trigger points within muscles that may be causing referred pain and muscle tightness. Pressure is applied to these trigger points to release tension and promote relaxation.
  • Manual Stretching involves the therapist gently stretching muscles and surrounding tissues to improve flexibility, increase range of motion, and reduce muscle tightness.
  • Manipulation techniques are specific high-velocity, low-amplitude thrusts applied to joints to restore proper alignment and improve joint function.

Who Does Manual Therapy Help?

Manual therapy can be used to address various conditions, including back pain, neck pain, joint stiffness, muscle strains, and sports injuries. It is often combined with other physical therapy interventions, such as therapeutic exercises and patient education, for a comprehensive and individualized treatment approach.

When performed by skilled and experienced physical therapists, manual therapy can be an effective tool to reduce pain, improve movement, and enhance overall function.

If you're experiencing musculoskeletal issues, consult with a physical therapist to determine if manual therapy is a suitable option for your personal treatment plan.