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 pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension, and joint dysfunction.
CCPT has an enthusiastic and caring staff that takes time to listen to your concerns and will give you the best possible treatment to get you pain free and moving again. I will be back should future issues arise.
– Sue McAley
What is Manual Therapy?
Some Types of Manual Therapy
Soft Tissue Mobilization – hands-on techniques on your muscles, ligaments and fascia in order to break adhesions and optimize your muscle function.
Strain-Counterstrain – attempts to alleviate muscle and connective tissue tightness by the use of very specific treatment positions held for 90 seconds.
Joint Mobilization – skilled graded forces to move a joint in a desired direction.
Muscle Energy Techniques – mobilizes joints and relaxes muscles using subtle muscle contractions to relax hypertonic tissue and mobilize joints through active participation of both the therapist and patient.