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Manual Therapy

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.

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How Does Manual Therapy Help?

Tactile sensation provided by hands on approaches are proven to improve pain. Also moving your joints in certain angles with specific techniques increases your range of motion .

There is a wider range of manual techniques that we use according to your case. The added benefits of this hands-on approach include constant re-evaluation of progress and tolerance of treatment. We understand that the most important aspects of physical therapy – patient education and therapeutic exercise – are enhanced by manual therapy.

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Why should I trust in Manual therapy?

Why Manual Therapy?


The answer is simple – it's proven to make you better, faster. While we always work with patients on a stand-alone basis and only use manual therapy when appropriate, our outcome studies show better results when physical therapists use manual therapy techniques. This translates into faster recovery and return to your normal daily life


Massage vs. Manual therapy


Manual therapy is not the same as regular massage. Techniques include mobilization or manipulation of soft tissue and skeletal joints. Manual therapy techniques are designed to reduce pain , increase ROM , give more flexibility and increase function.

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