Manual Therapy is a very powerful tool in the rehabilitation process. Manual therapy is performed with the therapists’ hands, and not by machines.
Manual Therapy includes:
- Mobilization – This technique uses slow, measured movements in order to twist, pull, or push bones and joints into position. Mobilization can help loosen tight tissues around a joint and help with flexibility and alignment.
- Manipulation – This technique uses rapid, forceful movements to position the bones and joints. Manipulation is a more aggressive form of treatment.
- Massage – This technique applies pressure to the soft tissues of the body, the muscles. Massage can help relax muscles, improve circulation, and ease pain in the soft tissues.
Throughout your lifetime you may learn to, or are forced because of an injury or stress, into moving or holding your body in an unnatural way. This unnatural movement or posture changes the natural alignment of bones, which in turn causes discomfort and may contribute to health problems. By utilizing Manual Therapy, you are working toward the goal of relaxation, decreasing pain, and achieving more flexibility.
For more information, call us at the clinic most convenient to you, so we may answer any questions specific to your needs.