Manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, to treat the articulations and soft tissues of the body.
Manual therapy techniques include:
- Trigger point therapy
- Manual lymphatic drainage
- Myofascial release
- Strain and counterstrain
These techniques address soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain, increasing range of motion (ROM), reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation, inducing relaxation, improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability, facilitating movement, and improving function.
After evaluation, manual therapy may be recommended as part of your treatment plan to recover from your injuries.