Manual therapy uses specific, evidence-based techniques to evaluate and treat soft tissue imbalances and joint injuries. It consists of research-backed programs and methods for one-on-one, hands-on interaction between therapist and patient.
This type of treatment uses the osteopathic philosophy that the body functions as an integrated unit. By evaluating and treating dysfunction within the musculoskeletal, myofascial, and nervous systems, we can alleviate pain and ailments that otherwise couldn’t be helped by conventional physical therapy. Manual therapy is often combined with other therapies for the most effective treatment.
Manual therapy is used for:
- Modulating pain
- Increasing range of motion
- Reduce or eliminating soft-tissue inflammation
- Improving contractile and noncontractile tissue repair, extensibility, or stability
- Inducing relaxation
- Facilitating movement