Manual therapy techniques are interventions intended to improve tissue
extensibility, increase range of motion, induce relaxation, mobilize or
manipulate soft tissue and joints, decrease pain, and reduce soft tissue
swelling, inflammation, or restriction. These techniques are provided
through the use of skilled movements of the hands and body.
Manual therapy techniques are great for treating all areas of the body.
Specific interventions frequently performed on patients of varying diagnoses
include manual traction, soft tissue mobilization using IASTM (Instrument
Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization), passive range of motion, and Kinesiotape,
among others. The use of manual therapy techniques in combination with
exercise and modalities can immediately reduce cases of acute and chronic pain.
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