Manual Physical Therapy for Pain Relief


Manual therapy is the application of hands-on techniques to body tissues with intent to therapeutically asses and treat.  Through proper assessment of the involved body structures, a physical therapist can utilize manual therapy techniques to enhance the healing process and correct positional faults of the irritated tissues.  Some manual therapy techniques utilized by physical therapist include soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, strain-counter strain, muscle energy techniques, joint mobilizations and manipulations, and mobilization with movement.  Manual therapy can be utilized to assess dysfunction, increase joint range of motion, decrease pain, and improve healing.