Manual physical therapy helps acute and chronic conditions by maximizing the function of the musculoskeletal, neurological, vascular and lymphatic systems to improve the patient's health. Improving a patient's quality of movement will reduce their pain and enhance their ability to engage in activities of daily living (ADLs).
Manual therapy is an effective treatment modality for traumatic injuries like sprains, strains and fractures. Through normalizing soft tissue quality and addressing structural alignment, range of motion is increased and pain and inflammation are reduced. If left unattended, these acute, traumatic injuries can lead to chronic imbalances and long term ailments. These changes may negatively impact quality of life through reduced activity levels and an increased likelihood of disease.
Chronic structural imbalances can also result from static postures or repetitive motion. Static postures can contribute to conditions such as sciatica, disc disease and shoulder impingement. Repetitive motion can contribute to maladies such as bulging discs, carpal tunnel syndrome or tennis/golfer's elbow. These conditions can result in neuromuscular and biomechanical deficits. Over time, these deficits may lead to loss of strength and motion, resulting in a diminished ability to perform some activities of daily living (ADLs). Through improved ergonomics, positive lifestyle changes and optimizing body function, we facilitate patients in regaining their normal daily activities (ADLs)
Manual therapy is helpful following orthopedic procedures such as ACL reconstruction, rotator cuff repair and joint replacement. Manual techniques are highly effective at reducing soft tissue tension to facilitate restoration of range of motion and increasing circulation to improve healing. Patients who have under gone abdominal, thoracic or pelvic surgeries can benefit from manual therapy to improve circulation and visceral function.
Manual therapy is a very effective treatment for:
- Headaches and migraines
- BPPV, vertigo, dizziness, and balance problems
- Sacroiliac dysfunction
- Plantar Fasciitis
- TMJ, Swallowing difficulties
- Heartburn, GERD Stomachaches, Indigestion, Intestinal symptoms
- Stroke, Brain injury
- Autoimmune Disorders, Stress and Fatigue Illness Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Pelvic floor tension and/or pain
- Menstrual Discomfort