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Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a procedure that consists of passive movement of joints and soft tissues. Another term for this is joint mobilization or manipulation and soft tissue mobilization or specific localized massage.

We do application of an accurately detremined and specification directed force to the body to imporve the mobility in an area that are restricted in Joints, connective tissues or in skeletal muscles.

We do apply clinical approach utilizing specific hands on techniques, including but not limiting to manipulation or mobilization used to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of:

  1. Modulating Pain
  2. Increasing Range of Motion
  3. Reducing and eliminating soft tissue inflammation.
  4. Inducing Relaxation
  5. Improving Contractile and Non-Contractile Tissue Repair, extensibility and stability
  6. Focilitating Movement
  7. Improving function

Who Receives Manual Therapy?

Patients who suffer from painful joint mobility or a lack thereof are great candidates for manual therapy. To date, there are no contraindications to manual therapy, but there are various precautions that have to be made, such as identifying whether or not the patient has a disease, muscle holding, hemarthrosis, joint replacement, or hypermobile joints.

There are different types of manual therapy including the muscle energy technique, strain counterstrain method, manipulation and mobilization, myofascial trigger point therapy, proprioceptive therapy and others. The muscle energy technique is commonly used for mobilizing the joints. It works by engaging the joint restriction barrier without stressing it.

The strain counterstrain method is another passive positional procedure that helps reduce pain in the muscles. It uses indirect methods that are considered comfortable for the patient being treated. The myofascial trigger point therapy technique is another option for reducing muscle restrictions and restoring function while reducing pain.

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