What is Manual Therapy?

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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