Manual Physical Therapy Services

manualptOur licensed physical therapists use joint mobilization, muscle energy treatments, myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization and other manual physical techniques.

Joint mobilization

A type of manual therapy intervention that focuses on passive movement of a skeletal joint. Aimed at achieving a therapeutic effect, this process targets a specific joint or area of the spine.

Muscle Energy

Treatments include a wide variety of manual therapy techniques designed to improve musculoskeletal function and relieve pain. Typical, the patient’s muscles are actively used from a precisely controlled position, in a specific direction, and against a distinct counterforce. These treatments can increase range of motion, improve muscle tone and decrease pain.

Myofascial release

A soft tissue therapy ideal for the treatment of skeletal muscle immobility and pain. This therapy is effective in relaxing contracted muscles, while improving blood and lymphatic circulation. Myofascial release can also improve the stretch reflex in muscles.
Soft tissue mobilization

Associated with the manipulation of the soft tissue surrounding a joint, along with the muscles over joints that have impaired range of motion. After an injury, tissue, muscles, and ligaments may tighten. Soft tissue mobilization may decrease the tightness in joints, and improve the flow of blood, lymph, and nerve signals in the area.

Strain-Counterstrain therapy

Described as a type of “passive positional release,” Strain-Counterstrain therapy is a hands-on treatment that improves muscle and connective tissue tightness through the use of treatment positions, which are held for one to three minutes at a time. This relaxation can restore normal joint mobility and also benefits other structures in the area that may have been compressed. Gentle and painless, strain/counterstrain treatments can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions, including headaches, fibromyalgia, chronic neck pain and post-surgical conditions.