MANUAL THERAPY AT WAV PT IN SOUTH OC

WHAT IS MANUAL THERAPY?

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Manual Therapy

The International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT) defines manual therapy techniques as:

 

"Skilled hand movements intended to produce any or all of the following effects:  Improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion of the joint complex; mobilize or manipulate soft tissues and joints; induce relaxation; change muscle function; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation or movement restriction."

 

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. Selected specific soft tissue techniques may also be used to improve the mobility and function of tissue and muscles.  Here at WAV PT we have found that the use of Manual Therapy along with very specific and unique method of Therapeutic Exercise-- namely, The Gyrotonic Method of movement and exercise which provides excellent results in treating most of the musculoskeletal dysfunctions that tend to be present within the general population.