What Is Manual Therapy

FAQ: What Is Manual Therapy?

Here at Borja Physical Therapy, our world revolves around our patients’ needs! Our experienced and highly trained team is here to make recovery a reachable goal! We specialize in keeping you active. We empower your decision to self-heal the natural way, without relying on pain pills, injections or surgery. So, what is manual therapy?

What Is Manual Therapy?

What Is Manual Therapy

Physical therapy focuses on joint alignment and movement patterns. They also look at imbalances and limitations in motion. First and foremost, they work to help restore movement. This involves treating the body as a whole. Typically, they will use stretches, exercises, and hands-on techniques. Their focus is to get people back to doing the things that they love.

One of their hands-on techniques is called manual therapy. Simply put, manual therapy is a way to manipulate and move the body to treat various injuries and conditions.

Manual therapy is a broad term. For instance, manual therapy can include soft tissue techniques that help reduce pain. They also assist the body repair muscle as well. Additionally, it can include joint techniques that increase stability and facilitate movement to improve function.

To illustrate, some of the conditions that benefit from the use of manual therapy include:

  • Neck Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraines
  • TMJ
  • Knee Pain
  • Hip Pain
  • Ankle Pain
  • Shoulder Pain

Manual therapy is an important part of physical therapy. PTs should be doing this to help patients improve their function.

Pain can be an extremely serious problem. It can significantly affect your mobility and limit your function. Manual therapy is a proven and effective way to control pain, as well as help prevent it from occurring in the future.

When you come to Borja PT, you’ll know you’re getting the best care. Believe it or not, when doctors need a PT, they come here. Not to mention, they send their closest friends & family as well. For that reason, we pride ourselves on caring for the people you love most.

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About The Author

Jaime Curl

I've explored many different fields within physical therapy, including acute care and oncology at Troy Beaumont Hospital, elementary through high school levels in the Troy School District, and outpatient physical therapy. As the office manager and marketer, I am able to combine my love for health and exercise science with my people skills, all with a dash of marketing and personal training. My hobbies include spending time with friends and family, baking, crafting, and watching my favorite movies or tv shows.

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