Manual Therapy- A Physical Therapy Technique

Manual Therapy for Pain Relief

What is Manual Therapy?

Manual Therapy is a very effective hands on approach that is used for the treatment of muscles, ligaments, and joints. A physical therapist can target any areas of pain or discomfort that you may have with specialized movement and exercises that are utilized to strengthen weak muscle groups and improve your mobility. People who suffer from back pain, neck and shoulder pain, headaches and orthopedic conditions can benefit from this hands-on method.

How can manual therapy be utilized to help manage chronic pain?

Get your life back with Manual Physical Therapy at Evolve!

Get your life back with Manual Physical Therapy at Evolve!

Soft Tissue Mobilization: This type of treatment was created to improve mechanical movement as well as to restore a patient's range of motion. Depending on what areas of the body have been affected during your accident or injury, your therapist will apply various amount of pressure to break down any adhesion that may have formed.

Joint Mobilization: If your joins are limiting your range of motion, your physical therapist may use this method to help improve your mobility. The motions used in joint mobilization will strengthen surrounding tissue of the affected joints and can allow you to gain a normal range of motion as well as decrease pain.

Strain and Counterstrain: This method is commonly used to target and treat muscle spasms that occur in the body. Erase pain and reduce spasms with this hands-on technique.

Muscle Energy Techniques: Treat dysfunctional joints with this type of treatment that uses muscle contractions to relax and lengthen your muscles. It can also normalize the motion of your joints.

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Can this method help you with daily muscle and joint pain?

Are you dealing with everyday pain in your muscles and joints? Manual therapy may be the right choice for you. At Evolve, we want to help you begin your journey to healing and teach you how to fight back against daily muscle and joint pain. Schedule a consultation with us today!

Could you reap the rewards of manual therapy?

If you are still unsure about the wonderful benefits of manual therapy, here are a few other conditions that this type of treatment has been proven to help.

Hip & Knee Replacement: Have you recently had a hip, knee, or even joint replacement? Manual therapy can assist you with promoting regular muscle and joint movement, and it can help you get back to your daily routine faster.

Arteritis/Osteoporosis: Do you suffer from arthritis or osteoporosis? The methods used in a manual therapy treatment plan can help you to cope with pain management.

Headaches: Do you suffer from frequent headaches? People who get tension headaches and migraines can also benefit from manual therapy services.

TMJ: If you have temporomandibular joint dysfunction, a condition that limits the movement of the jaw, you may be a great candidate for manual physical therapy. Our therapists can assist you with pain management for your TMJ.

Fibromyalgia: Chronic pain and fatigue are the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia. While there currently is no cure, a skilled physical therapist can help you to improve mobility and to reduce daily pain.


Manual Therapy Services You Can Rely on with Lou Ezrick, Evolve

These conditions along with many others can benefit from the hands-on approach used in manual therapy practices. If you or someone you know has chronic joint or muscle pain, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today to start reducing pain and regain your mobility.

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