At Paradigm Physical Therapy, we practice a variety of manual physical therapy techniques to help our patients move their health forward and improve their quality of life.
What Is Manual Therapy?
Manual physical therapy is a type of treatment that involves a therapist using their hands to apply pressure and manipulate the soft tissues to relieve pain and improve range of motion. This style of therapy can be used to treat a wide variety of symptoms and conditions, making it a versatile treatment option for many people. Manual physical therapy is often performed alongside other types of Rehabilitation techniques, such as exercise or pain-relieving modalities. By passively moving joints, massaging body regions, or stretching muscles, manual therapists can tap into their extensive knowledge of anatomy and pathology to provide targeted, individualized treatment. This allows for a well-rounded approach to addressing numerous concerns. Some of the benefits of manual physical therapy include improved pain levels, increased range of motion, and reduced stiffness. If you are experiencing any of these issues, manual physical therapy may be a good treatment option for you.
Types of Manual techniques
Manual therapy is considered a "hands-on" treatment because each technique within this category involves the therapist physically touching you. The therapist will use different manual techniques depending on the condition being treated, but all manual therapies share the goal of reducing pain and improving range of motion.
Hands on techniques can include:
After a thorough evaluation, your physical therapist can provide you with more information about which hands-on techniques may be useful to you. manual therapy is an effective and safe treatment option for many musculoskeletal conditions, and it can be used as a standalone treatment or in combination with other treatments such as exercise and stretching. If you are experiencing pain or Limited range of motion, talk to your physical therapist about whether manual therapy may be right for you.
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In the state of Texas you can be evaluated by a physical therapist without a referral from your physician or healthcare professional. Patients can be seen for 15 days without a referral.
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