In manual therapy, a “hands-on” treatment method, a trained physical therapist works on stretching, joint mobilization, and soft tissue work.
Encompassing a broad group of techniques performed by trained physical or occupational therapists, manual therapy treatments may include moving the joints in specific directions to regain movement (joint mobilizations), muscle stretching, and exercises designed to improve muscle activation. Specific soft tissue techniques are also used in manual therapy to enhance the mobility and functioning of tissues, nerves, and muscles.
The natural healing effects of human touch are an essential aspect of our treatment philosophy. In addition, adding manual therapy to exercise is proven by research to result in better outcomes and improved function.
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