Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a general term used to describe highly skilled techniques that are used to improve the movement of joints and soft tissue like muscles and fascia.

The Goals Of Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a general term used to describe highly skilled techniques to improve the movement of joints and soft tissue like muscles and fascia.

They are carefully applied to these tissues to achieve one or more of the following goals:

  • For Pain Relief

  • For Relaxation

  • To Reduce Swelling and Inflamation

  • To Increase The Mobility of a joint(s)

  • To Improve Muscular Flexibility

  • To Improve Motion

  • For Scar or Restriction Release

  • To Improve Mobility of Nerves

  • To Facilitate Better Movement of The Spine, Upper Extremity (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand/fingers) or Lower Extremity (Hips, knees, ankles, feet)

Common Manual Therapy Techniques

Techniques may include soft tissue mobilization, traction, joint mobilization, joint manipulation, passive range of motion, movement with mobilization, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation, and more.

Manual therapy is an important component of the rehabilitation process for many of our patients. If you are looking for a practitioner who performs specific manual therapy treatment techniques, please call us for more information.

Recovery Times will Vary

Everyone is different. You may require one or two visits, or an extended care plan over several weeks depending upon the procedure, your health, level of physical fitness and a number of other factors. A thorough plan will always be devised between you and your therapist. This plan is individualized and based on your own personal goals of physical therapy.

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