Manual Therapy

The term “manual therapy” refers to hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Manual therapy treats musculoskeletal pain and disability. Treatment may include moving joints in specific directions and at different speeds to regain movement (joint mobilization and manipulation). It also includes muscle stretching, passive movements of the affected body part, or having the patient move the body part against the therapist’s resistance to improve muscle activation and timing. Specific soft tissue techniques may also be used to improve the mobility and function of tissue and muscles.

We also provide education to empower you with the knowledge and skills to help you manage lifestyle changes, improving your overall health and wellness, allowing you to achieve your maximum functional level of activity. You may even have fun.

Sample Manual Therapy Styles

No matter what type of motion impairment, our patients find welcome relief at Active Physical Therapy. We help patients restore normal function and help alleviate pain through a myriad of therapies and exercises. There are many different styles of manual therapy. We provide comprehensive, customized programs using a variety of styles, including: