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What is manual therapy? (Hint: It’s not just a massage!)
Human touch is, and for good reason, an essential ingredient in our treatment philosophy and approach. Patients respond positively to hands-on treatment when combined with exercise and education. This leads to faster recovery.
Manual therapy refers to the hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Manual therapy encompasses a wide range of sophisticated hands-on techniques. These may include mobilization or manipulation of soft tissue and skeletal joints. Manual therapy techniques are designed to reduce pain , increase range of motion , give more flexibility and increase function.
Manual therapy is not the same as regular massage. This is a big misconception that a lot of people hold. Manual therapy has a variety of techniques that have specific therapeutic goals.