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What is Manual Therapy?

What is Manual Therapy?

What is Manual Therapy?

The term “manual therapy” refers to hands-on treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Manual therapy encompasses a broad group of sophisticated techniques performed by hand and by uniquely trained physical therapists. These may include mobilizations or manipulations of soft tissue and skeletal joints. Manual therapy techniques aim to decrease pain and increase function.

 

Why Manual Therapy?

The answer is simple – it’s proven to get you better, faster. While we always work with patients individually and only use manual therapy when appropriate, our outcome studies show better results when physical therapists have manual therapy training. This translates to fewer days off work or away from your favorite activity, and less out-of-pocket expenses.

  • Quality Care – Our outcome studies show better results when physical therapists have manual therapy training. Additional education and training reflects our commitment to providing excellent care.
  • Cost Management – Initial evaluation and treatment are normally scheduled in less than 48 hours. Our internal assessments show if treatment begins within the first 15 – 30 days after injury, there is less time lost from work, function improves faster, and people report less pain. Therapeutic intervention promotes functional independence and can often prevent an individual’s re-entry into the healthcare system. Research comparing manual therapy and traditional physical therapy indicates that fewer visits may be needed when manual therapy treatment is used

    Schedule an appointment now with the PT Doctor at (718) 747-2019.

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