Manual Therapies

Manual Therapies are a specialized treatment approach that consists of ‘hands-on’ techniques designed to mobilize joints, muscle, connective tissue and nerves in order to facilitate healing and restore function. It has been shown in numerous studies to be an effective and important component of treatment in a wide range of conditions, such as arthritis, tendinopathy (disease of a tendon) and back pain. Treatment may include moving joints in specific directions and at different speeds to regain movement (joint mobilization and manipulation), muscle stretching, passive movements of the affected body part, or having the patient move the body part against the therapist’s resistance to improve muscle activation and timing. Specific soft tissue techniques may also be used to improve the mobility and function of tissue and muscles.

What Conditions Can Be Treated with Manual Physical Therapy?

Our manual physical therapists treat acute and chronic conditions in body regions including the head, neck, back, arms and legs. When someone suffers from a neuro-musculoskeletal disorder, an exercise and movement re-education program may be all that is needed to restore full pain free movement, function, and return to full activity. However, in some cases, soft-tissue and joint restrictions are present, which might result in these same exercises or movements being painful or even making the condition worse. In these instances, an OMPT therapist can provide hands-on techniques to improve mobility, reduce pain, and restore normal function of the soft tissues and joints. Following these interventions, the OMPT therapist can prescribe and implement the most effective individualized exercise and movement re-education program to maintain and improve health.

Our clinicians received extensive formal education and training to be proficient in utilizing a variety of manual therapy skills. These skills include soft tissue manipulation, scar tissue release, myofascial release, massage, joint and spine mobilization and manipulation.

The clinicians at Doctors of Physical Therapy adjust the techniques to the patients’ needs and tailor treatment protocols to facilitate excellent outcomes and improve function. The therapist utilizes treatment protocols for patients with a variety of conditions including but not limited to fibromyalgia, spine disorders, chronic pain, and post surgical treatment. We take every step to facilitate efficient and effective care using techniques supported by evidence based medicine to provide you with comprehensive manual therapy services.

Orthopedic Therapy

What Conditions Can Be Treated with Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy?

Orthopedic Manual Therapy is a specialized area of physical therapy for the management of neuromusculo-skeletal conditions,based on clinical reasoning.Our clinicians use highly specific treatment based on evidence based medicine including manual techniques and therapeutic exercises. It is based on the biopsychosocial framework of each individual patient. Doctors Of Physical Therapy offers comprehensive Orthopedic Manual Therapy services.

Our orthopedic manual physical therapists treat acute and chronic conditions in body regions including the head, neck, back, arms and legs. When someone suffers from a neuro-musculoskeletal disorder, an exercise and movement re-education program may be all that is needed to restore full pain free movement, function, and return to full activity. However, in some cases, soft-tissue and joint restrictions are present, which might result in these same exercises or movements being painful or even making the condition worse. In these instances, an OMPT therapist can provide hands-on techniques to improve mobility, reduce pain, and restore normal function of the soft tissues and joints. Following these interventions, the OMPT therapist can prescribe and implement the most effective individualized exercise and movement re-education program to maintain and improve health.

Our clinicians received extensive formal education and training to be proficient in utilizing a variety of manual therapy skills. These skills include soft tissue manipulation, scar tissue release, myofascial release, massage, joint and spine mobilization and manipulation. The clinicians at Doctors of Physical Therapy adjust the techniques to the patients’ needs and tailor treatment protocols to facilitate excellent outcomes and improve function. The therapist utilizes treatment protocols for patients with a variety of conditions including but not limited to fibromyalgia, spine disorders, chronic pain, and post surgical treatment. We take every step to facilitate efficient and effective care using techniques supported by evidence based medicine to provide you with comprehensive manual therapy services.

Doctors of Physical Therapy accepts most major insurance carriers. Call our offices today to verify your insurance before your first visit 1-800-974-4DPT (4378)

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Client Testimonial

I can’t say enough good things about the care

I can't say enough good things about the care I received from Ferdi and Martin. They were very attentive and helpful during my therapy. They did not rush me and let me do the exercises at my own pace and made sure I did them right. If I have any problems in the future I will definitely return to DPT!
2018-06-27T14:03:54+00:00
I can't say enough good things about the care I received from Ferdi and Martin. They were very attentive and helpful during my therapy. They did not rush me and let me do the exercises at my own pace and made sure I did them right. If I have any problems in the future I will definitely return to DPT!