By combining manual therapy intervention with therapeutic exercises, we are able to help many of our patients recover and achieve success with their rehabilitation following injury, surgery or medical conditions.
Our manual therapy techniques are particularly beneficial in helping patients suffering from Carpal Tunnel, Tennis Elbow, Golfer’s Elbow, wrist sprains, shoulder pain, Achilles Tendinitis, low back pain and hip pain.
Our manual therapy procedures include Astym therapy. In that process, we use a special instrument to isolate the damaged tissue and then we distribute pressure along the area in a manner similar to that of a massage. The damaged tissue responds to this by beginning to heal itself. The process is called “fibroblast recruitment and activation.”
Manual therapy is most effective when combined with custom exercise regimens to help the patient continue to strengthen and recondition the area. The makes the tissues and muscles stronger and more functional.
Our manual therapy procedures include but are not limited to the following list. If you are seeking a specific form of manual therapy, please speak to one of our staff therapists. A number of our manual therapists are certified in various other manual therapy techniques as well as those listed here.
Passive Stretching – A process used on limited or restricted joints to enhance range of motion and reduce capsular tightness.
Manual Joint Mobilizations – These accessory motions are used to enhance the passive range of motion in a joint.
Myofascial Release – This is a gentle manual therapy technique used to increase blood flow and decrease subjective pain.
Soft Tissue Mobilization – This is a manual therapy treatment used to enhance resting tissue and reduce the presence of trigger points.
Cross Friction Massage – This is an aggressive manual therapy technique used to promote healing in patients with chronic tissue inflammation.