Manual therapy is a category of physical therapy strategies that uses hands to manipulate joints and muscle tissue. Jonathan uses multiple strategies regularly to rehabilitate painful conditions and injuries at Advantage Physical Therapy.
These hands-on techniques improve pain and increase your range of motion. Whether your injury or condition involves muscle tension, muscle spasms, or joint dysfunction, manual therapy is a great option that can improve your healing immensely.
At Advantage Physical Therapy, Jonathan uses several different manual therapy techniques to treat you. Your visit might involve:
Jonathan elongates your muscles to stretch them and work them through their full ranges of motion. Some stretches are static and involve holding a specific position, while others are dynamic and involve movement. Jonathan might also teach you stretches and exercises to practice at home.
Massages involve soft tissue manipulation using hands. Advantage Physical Therapy also offers Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM), which uses the assistance of specialized instruments instead of Jonathan’s hands alone.
Joint mobilizations and manipulations involve placing force on your joints in specific directions to improve your joint mobility. Jonathan allows you to dictate the level of intensity by asking for your feedback on any pain or discomfort you feel during the treatment.
Nearly anyone who comes in for physical therapy at Advantage Physical Therapy can benefit from some form of manual therapy. These strategies can improve or restore joint function while working to minimize your pain. They also increase your range of motion.
You might benefit from manual therapy to treat:
Alongside manual therapy, Jonathan might recommend various therapeutic exercises to perform in the office and at home. You might benefit from dry needling to decrease pain at specific trigger points. All of these options can be discussed at length with Jonathan or any of the valued team members at Advantage Physical Therapy.
Learn more about manual therapy and the different types by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Advantage Physical Therapy today.