Conditions and Treatments

Manual Therapy

What is manual therapy?

Manual therapy includes any treatment technique where the therapist will use his or her hands, wrists, forearms, elbows or accessory tools to improve soft tissue, joint or nerve mobility. Manual therapy techniques are used to decrease muscle tension or muscle spasms, to improve the movement of connective tissue that extends from and surrounds muscles, to enhance blood flow, to improve range of motion of a joint and to improve how nerves move through those structures. A therapist may use one or more manual therapy techniques in a treatment session in combination with therapeutic exercise for the most effective results.

For detailed information on some of the techniques used by our therapists, click on the links below:

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