Some manual techniques are helpful in decreasing pain by reducing swelling, promoting circulation, or alleviating spasms. Manual therapy can also restore or optimize joint positioning, facilitate better posture, and improve movement. By including manual therapy in your rehabilitation, you will optimize joint movement and ensure that exercises can be safely and correctly performed for better results.
All physical therapists at Pro-Health have extensive training and experience in several manual therapy techniques. Our “hands-on” approach makes Pro-Health different from many other clinics. With an individualized manual therapy plan of care, each patient can be effectively treated with full consideration placed on his or her unique presentation and response to treatment. This makes physical therapy treatments better tolerated and more successful.
Manual therapy techniques include:
- Myofascial release
- Joint mobilizations & manipulations
- Cranio-sacral release
- Deep-tissue release
- Strain / counterstrain
- Lymphatic drainage
- Muscle energy techniques
- Manual traction
- Hold-relax & contract-relax
- Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF)
- Slide cupping for myofascial decompression & scar release
- Graston Technique: Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
Our facility is designated as a Graston Technique Preferred Clinic. Our therapists underwent specialized training to earn the highest credentials of Certified Graston Technique Providers. Along with various other manual therapy approaches, our therapists can use Graston instruments to achieve unsurpassed soft-tissue mobilizations to relieve scar tissue and fascial restrictions.