Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used by the physical therapist to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and noncontractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.

When manual therapy is applied to a certain part of your body, the immediate effect is decreased spasm of the muscles in the area and increased motion. Then, the information is sent to the main nerve conduction track between your body and your brain.