Physical Therapy

Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy

Recognized as one of the most effective physical therapy treatments by hundreds of scholarly physical therapy journals. Manual therapy includes skilled, passive movement performed by a physical therapist designed to reduce pain and muscle spasm, improve joint range of motion, and correct faulty movements patterns.

These Include:

  • Spine Mobilizations
  • Extremity Mobilizations
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization/Massage (manual instrument assisted)
  • Passive range of motion and muscle stretching
  • Cervical and Lumbar Traction

Cervical and Lumbar Traction

When medical professionals use a system of weights and pulleys to create tension and pull on displaced bones or joints, this is referred to as traction. The intent of traction is to stabilize and realign the joint to its proper position. Traction can be used to treat both muscle and skeletal issues.