Manual therapy, or manipulative therapy, is a physical treatment primarily used to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability. It mostly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization and joint manipulation and consists of passive movement of joints and soft tissues.
Manual therapy is used 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.
Frequently asked questions
What kind of manual therapy do you offer?
My technique is a problem focused mixture between physical therapy and massage maneuvers consisting of passive range of motion, stretching/traction, flexion/distraction, acupressure, and a pulsating machine.
Do you offer massages?
We do not offer 30, 60, or 90 minute “full body” massages like you might experience at Massage Envy for instance. What we do is either problem specific to one or a few body parts, or a rejuvenating once over after the acupuncture session.