Manual Therapy

How Does Manual Therapy Accelerate Recovery?

The term Manual Therapy refers to hands on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments and joints. Manual Therapy is the cornerstone of our treatment philosophy. We feel that the human touch is an essential ingredient to our evaluations, care plans, and rehabilitation protocols.

Enhanced Treatment

We understand that manual therapy enhances the physical therapy treatment sessions. Providing manual therapy prior to an exercise can promote increased ROM for a more stable movement.

Quality Care

Our outcome studies show better results when physical therapists use a well-rounded approach to a therapy session. These approaches include a variety of tools at the therapist’s disposal including MANUAL THERAPY, modalities, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education.

Cost Management

Initial evaluation and treatment are normally scheduled in less than 48 hours. Our internal assessments show if treatment begins within the first 10 days after injury or sooner if surgery is involved, there is less time lost from work, function improves faster, and people report less pain. Therapeutic intervention promotes functional independence and can often prevent an individual’s re-entry into the healthcare system.

Who is a Manual Therapist?

Physical Therapists are specially trained in anatomy  and physiology and are experts in understanding how movement, posture and function affect wellness.  The term Manual Therapy refers to hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Manual Therapy is the cornerstone of our treatment philosophy. 

 

Once pain has been reduced and joint mobility improved, it is much easier for a patient to regain optimal and efficient movement patterns and restore maximum function. Mobilization and manipulation are key components of therapy and consist of skilled, passive movements to joints and associated soft-tissue structures. Other hands-on procedures such as massage, stretching and deep pressure are components  of manual therapy. 

Therapeutic  techniques designed to improve movement patterns include Neuromuscular re-education, motor control training and education only a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant can provide.

To learn more or to schedule a private/personal consultation call us at: 406.542.0808