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Manual Therapy can be a great option for:
- Reducing inflammation
- Improving mobility
- Increasing flexibility
- Relaxing muscles
- Improving joint movement
We are a hands-on clinic
There are a many treatment paths at Synergy Physical Therapy that require the use of weight machines, treadmills, and other fitness equipment to build strength and improve mobility. However, we pride ourselves on the use of manual therapy to provide a hands-on approach to rehabilitation whenever possible.
Manual therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that relies on a practitioner’s hands to manipulate joints and muscle. During this procedure, a therapist will use specific hand placements, applying various pressure and motion in order to restore healthy movement in joints and soft tissues. This hands-on therapy is known to increase blood flow, increase tissue resiliency, and increase range of motion.
Manual therapy may be used to help patients with a number of conditions, including:
- Ankle and foot problems
- Hand and wrist issues
- Hip problems
- Knee injuries
- Low back pain
- Muscle spasms
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
At Synergy Physical Therapy, we use several manual therapy techniques, including:
Joint mobilization involves carefully moving a patient’s joint to improve motion, reduce pain and muscle spasms, and help the joint function properly.
Taping is a common physical therapy treatment that allows the therapist to align the muscles and help a patient recover from injury. Strips of special tape are placed strategically on the patient’s body in specific locations to help support joints and muscles as well as improve mobility.
Myofascial release is a treatment that physical therapist utilize designed to facilitate the stretching and relaxing of the connective tissue between muscles and joints.
Soft tissue mobilization
Similar to myofascial release, this treatment can help reduce scar tissue and relax muscles, thus helping the joints move better.