Within the physical therapy profession, manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation and mobilization. Physical therapists use manual therapy to diagnose and treat soft tissues as well as joint structures for the purpose of: modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; enhancing contractile and non-contractile tissue repair; and improving extensibility, stability, and function for the facilitation of movement.
Myofascial Release (MFR)
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Cosmetic and Aesthetic Manual Therapy
Have you ever thought your jaw was slanted to a side, your nose was bent or had a bump, or your eyes were uneven? This revolutionary technique guided by our own Functional Manual Therapy and Craniosacral therapy has yielded great results for international models, actors, and actresses, wedding shoots, plastic surgeries, severe acne, image-conscious, and facial scars.
Deep Tissue-Scar Tissue Work
Deep tissue work concentrates on areas of tension that restricts normal muscle/tendon/nerve movement. It physically breaks down adhesions (bands of scar tissue) in muscles, tendons, and other tissues to restore movement and function.
Hernia Screen and Prevention Program
At risk for hernias? Male or female we live in seated and sedentary world where we are at risk. Get screened and learn how we can prevent a tear and possible surgery.
Meniscus Tear Surgery Prevention
It is important to try all therapies before opting for surgery with a clinically proven technique 90% of Meniscus tears can be prevented with Functional Manual Therapy™.
Post Concussion Therapy
Science and research have shown the dangers of concussions and its effects on depression and personality. There is a high correlation to jaw, head, and neck pain much like whiplash in a car accident.
Joint and Functional Mobilization™
Joint mobilization is a passive or active gliding movement applied to joint surfaces in order to restore movement. This relieves pressure on the surrounding nerves, reduces muscle tightness, and allows tissues to heal.
A home exercise program is offered, which includes customized exercises for improving your posture, flexibility, and strength, or for addressing any old or current injuries.
Kinesiotaping and Postural Taping
Specialty tape with stretching capabilities that can provide support and neuromuscular education to the tissues and structures being taped. This tape is seen on famous Olympians and professional athletes. This treatment aids in combating runner’s knee pain, posture, and shoulder injuries.
A type of tape with more restrictive properties meant to provide stability to areas such as ankles, knees, and shoulders.
Mouth and Jaw Mobilization
Will consist of external manual therapy of the facial bones surrounding the temporomandibular joint (TMJ). In some instances, intra-oral (inside the mouth) may be indicated to release muscles around the TMJ for relief and restoration of the normal biomechanics of the jaw.
Manual Therapy for Infertility/ Menstruation Pain/ Dysmenorrhea
Is the use of manual therapy externally to stretch surrounding areas of the female reproductive organs and reposition the ovaries that may have adhered to each other or other structures in the body. See this ARTICLE and this ARTICLE 2.