Manual therapy uses the hands to ease pain, improve mobility, and restore the function of your affected soft tissues or joints. This form of physical therapy involves a variety of hands-on techniques like massage therapy, joint manipulation, and soft tissue mobilization.
In massage therapy, your therapist will rub your soft tissues to relieve pain. Meanwhile, joint manipulation involves applying a high-velocity, low-amplitude thrust to your affected joints. The technique could help your joints glide again.
Our therapists can mobilize your soft tissues or joints to improve their movement, as well. Soft tissue mobilization helps your muscles break adhesions and reach optimal function. Joint mobilization helps your joints regain normal movement.
Physical Therapy Modalities
Our therapists can also address your condition through physical therapy modalities. These tools can help strengthen, ease, and heal affected muscles. Your condition, needs, and goals help us choose the right modality for your treatment.
Heat and cold therapies and ultrasound machines are some modalities that we use. Heat therapy can help you ease your pain, increase your mobility, and move without pain. We could also perform cold therapy for less circulation and swelling as you heal. On the other hand, ultrasound machines produce sound waves that enable better circulation and faster recovery.
Physical therapy modalities also include electronic stimulation devices, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) devices, and light therapy.
Therapeutic Exercises & Functional Training
Therapeutic exercises and functional training are also integral parts of our physical therapy program. Both treatments will help you move and work better as you recover and return to daily life.
Therapeutic exercises are exaercises that help you correct musculoskeletal problems and move better. You can also avoid or decrease health-related risk factors and reach optimal health by performing these exercises. Therapeutic exercises range from range-of-motion to conditioning exercises.
Functional training gets your body ready to perform daily activities. This program could help your body work independently, address pain, and increase mobility.