Manual therapy is a safe, effective and non-invasive treatment method that is used by physical therapists, massage therapists and athletic trainers. Typically, patients visit a manual therapist when they are experiencing musculoskeletal pain. During treatment, your physical therapist may work to relieve pain with joint manipulation, manipulation of the muscles, joint mobilization, active release and corrective movements.
What is Manual Therapy?
manual therapy refers to a hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints as opposed to using a device or machine. In manual therapy, therapists use their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and manipulate joints in an attempt to decrease pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension, and joint dysfunction. Manual therapy techniques aim to increase function as well.
The “Hands-on” Approach
In our treatment philosophy, it is essential to be
hands-on with our patients and for good reason. Patients respond positively to hands-on work when combined with exercise and education. This leads to faster recovery and less out-of-pocket expenses. Manual therapy encompasses a broad group of sophisticated techniques performed by our uniquely trained physical therapists.