Service Description-Manual Therapy
Manual Therapy is a procedure that consists of passive movement to joints and soft tissues, and just like the name implies, is a hands-on, skilled movement that your therapist may use to improve your body’s ability to move well. Manual therapy may also be called by other terms including joint mobilization, manipulation, or soft tissue mobilization.
Treatment may include joint manipulation, assisted muscle stretching, passive movements of the affected body part, or moving against your therapist’s manual resistance to improve muscle activation and timing. Selected specific soft tissue techniques may also be used to improve the mobility and function of tissue and muscles.
Manual therapy is used to:
Improve tissue extensibility
Increase range of motion
Mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints
Reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction.
Reduce pain or spasm
Enhance health, wellness, and fitness
Enhance or maintain physical performance
Improve physical function
Increase the ability to move
can help joint stiffness, pain, muscle and soft tissue adhesion or scarring, mo