Manual Therapy

The therapists at Bodyworks Physical Therapy utilize research-based manual therapy programs and techniques. By definition, manual therapy is the art and science of one-on-one, hands-on interaction between a physical therapist and a patient. The physical therapist uses specific evidence-based techniques to evaluate and treat soft tissue imbalances and joint injuries. Manual therapy can provide one or more of the following patient benefits:
  • Decrease pain
  • Increase range of motion
  • Reduce or eliminate soft-tissue inflammation
  • Improve contractile & non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, or stability
  • Induce relaxation
  • Facilitate movement
  • Improve function
The treatments we will use to relieve your pain and restore function are based heavily on the osteopathic philosophy that the body functions as an integrated unit. By evaluating and treating dysfunction within the musculoskeletal, myofascial and nervous systems, we can often alleviate pain and ailments in patients who otherwise couldn’t be helped by conventional physical therapy. Some of the techniques used at Bodyworks Physical Therapy include Muscle Energy Technique, Joint Mobilization, Myofascial Release, Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM), and Strain Counterstrain. To give you the best possible rehabilitative results, our physical therapists will assess your needs as well as the unique aspects of your condition. They will then develop a customized program that fits you, combining therapies if need be. We also will be with you, side-by-side, providing hands-on care and encouragement every step of the way.