Manual therapy is a sub-specialty of the much broader field of orthopedic physical therapy. It encompasses a large range of orthopedic techniques that take a hands-on approach for the assessment and treatment of joint dysfunction and neuromuscular dysfunction. The goal is to help restore the function and performance of affected body parts. Common manual therapy techniques may include soft tissue mobilization, counter strain techniques, joint mobilization and manipulation, active release therapy, muscle energy techniques, trigger point release, myofascial release and manual lymph drainage.
Who is a good candidate for Manual Therapy?
The addition of manual therapy to any traditional approach can result in faster improvement and recovery. It is especially beneficial when other forms of treatment are not achieving the desired results.
How long does a session last?
Manual therapy is part of an entire treatment approach, so there is no specific time allotted.
When will I start to feel/see improvement?
Patients may start to see improvement in the range of motion almost immediately.