Orthopedic Manual Therapy

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A Hands on Approach

Manual Therapy:

We pride ourselves on the utilization of a hands-on technique known as manual physical therapy. These techniques are performed by highly trained therapists and is a skilled approach proven to increase range of motion, joint mobility, flexibility, and stability while decreasing inflammation and pain.
If you are experiencing increased pain and stiffening in any of your joints and muscles, manual therapy is often helpful. Patients seek out this type of physical therapy for a variety of mobility issues.

What kinds of manual therapy exist?

If you are experiencing increased pain and stiffening in any of your joints and muscles, manual therapy is often helpful. Patients seek out this type of physical therapy for a variety of mobility issues.

Soft Tissue Mobilization

Focuses on muscles, ligaments and tendons. Often, after injury, the tissues in that area can become scarred and robbed of the fluids that promote flexibility. Soft tissue mobilization focuses on limbering up these damaged areas, while promoting overall wellness.

Joint Mobilization

A “restricted or stuck joint” issue often occurs after an injury as well. A skilled physical therapist practices joint mobilization movements, such as a “glide and slide” of opposing bones, in order to get the joints working properly again.

Neuromuscular Techniques

At times, muscles work themselves into abnormal states, in which the muscle’s stretch ability to activate properly has been affected.  Physical therapists can use techniques such as Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) to re educate the muscle back to a more normal function.