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Manual Therapy


Manual therapy delivers hands on physical therapy to decrease soft tissue dysfunction, improve joint mobility and increase range of motion to relieve pain and improve movement. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) defines manual therapy as “skilled hand movements and skilled passive movements of the joints and soft tissue.” Manual therapy consists of soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release techniques, joint mobilization and joint manipulation. 


Manual therapy is often utilized in a conservative treatment plan for many conditions including 

· Neck pain and stiffness 

· Muscle spasms and tightness 

· Muscle strain 

· Adhesive capsulitis 

· Shoulder stiffness 

· Limited joint range of motion 

· Back pain and stiffness 

· Postsurgical tightness and stiffness 

· Poor posture 


The goal of our physical therapists is to use manual therapy to optimize mobility, reduce pain and enhance function.


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