Manual Therapy

Within the physical therapy profession, manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing skilled and specific hands-on techniques.

This includes:

  • Manipulation/mobilization — used by the physical therapist to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain
  • Increasing range of motion (ROM)
  • Reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation
  • Inducing relaxation
  • Improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability
  • Facilitating movement; and improving function

Our therapists tend to take a manual approach — we consider ourselves manual therapists.