Manual Therapy involves one-on-one, hands-on, active and passive intervention techniques. This treatment approach provides the most benefit to you when combined with therapeutic exercise and education.
Before designing a treatment program, your physical therapist will first assess joint alignment and mobility; muscle length, strength, and balance; as well as coordination. We will learn how your injury or condition has impacted how you should move and work, and determine how best to return your joints and soft tissue to optimal function.
Two key components of your manual physical therapy treatment will commonly involve soft tissue mobilization and joint mobilization. Other hands-on techniques may also be used, such as Graston Technique (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), traditional massage, stretching, trigger point release, and nerve mobilization. In addition, there are several therapeutic techniques designed to improve movement patterns, including neuromuscular re-education, motor control training, and core stabilization training.
These techniques require advanced training and education that can only be provided by a Physical or Occupational Therapist specially trained in Manual Therapy. Our therapists are highly trained and qualified professionals who pursue continuing education to ensure your care is in the best hands possible.