Orthopedic manual physical therapists treat acute and chronic pain conditions affecting all areas of the body. When injury causes softtissue and joint restrictions that produce pain during movement, manual therapy can improve mobility, reduce pain, and restore normal functioning of the softtissues and joints.
This can lead to pain and a decrease in daily activities. Physical therapists often use a variety of specific, handson techniques, called manual therapy, to improve mobility in joints and soft tissues.
Our highly trained clinicians assess whether the muscles and joints have hypo (restricted) or hyper (excessive) mobility. Specific Manual Physical Therapy Techniques; Joint Mobilization. Patients often get diagnosed with a pulled muscle in their back and are instructed to treat it with rest, ice and massage. While these techniques feel good, the pain often returns because the muscle spasm is in response to a restricted joint. Editor's Top Picks. SPARK Physiotherapy utilizes the following physical therapy techniques at our Alexandria, VA office: Sport Specific Injury Prevention; Trigger Point Dry Needling (consent form) Intramuscular Manual Therapy; Soft Tissue and Joint Manipulation Patient education and empowerment is a top priority at SPARK Physiotherapy, so as a physical therapy Manual therapy is often defined slightly differently, depending on the medical professionals scope of practice, whether an osteopathic doctor (DO), a chiropractor, or a physical therapist.
Manual physical therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy delivered with the hands as opposed to a device or machine.
In manual therapy, practitioners use their hands to put pressure on muscle tissue and manipulate joints in an attempt to decrease back pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension, and joint dysfunction.
Manual physical therapy is the advanced evaluation and treatment for joint and soft tissue, provided by certified therapists. Physical Therapy Starter Screening Contact us now to set your Physical Therapy Screening. For a 59 deposit, this is an excellent option for those who want to learn firsthand how the SPARK brand is changing the Physical Therapy