What is Manual Therapy
Manual therapy are procedures by which the hands directly contact the body to treat the articulations and/or soft tissues. Potential outcomes may include managing pain, increasing range of motion, reducing soft tissue tension, eliminating joint inflammation, increasing joint mobility, improving joint stability, restoring normal movement patterns, improving general fitness and returning to work/sport.
Our practice of physical therapy concentrates on:
Soft Tissue Mobilization
This is designed to improve mobility to muscles, tendons and fascia as it relates to pain, posture and joint dysfunction. Specific techniques - such as massage, myofascial release and strain-counter strain - are individualized to the patient's dysfunction.
These are passive procedures where the therapist uses their hands to assess and treat altered mechanics of joint systems leading to dysfunctions.
Your therapist will supervise you in a dosed exercise program to match your tissue injury and/or movement dysfunction. Our specialized training and equipment allows for early rehabilitation of the most acute injuries. Dosed exercise progressions will restore you to normal function and/or elite athletic performance.
Your therapist will educate you on how to best manage your problem during and after physical therapy; including self-care strategies, home exercises and work ergonomics. We can also advise you and, when necessary, your trainer on how to best reach all your fitness goals.