Mervin Jackson had multiple conditions causing him to become very weak. His daughter states he could not even take one step. He was not able to mow the lawn or do simple activities of daily living. After receiving nursing…
Pam Pelton tells her inspirational story of how KORT's Trigger Point Dry Needling Technique and KORT Physical Therapist Chad Garvey gave her the ability to do things she hadn't been able to do for years.
In 1992, Bill Clinton was elected President, the winter Olympics were held in Albertville, France, and Windows 3.1 was released. And in May, 1992, Bob Sanders began his daily independent exercise program at the facility that…
Terry Smitha visited KORT Shelbyville with her husband, who is part of the maintenance crew for the shopping center. At the time she was limping badly and was set to have a knee replacement. Chad Flickinger, PT, MPT, CES,…
Scooter Brashear came to KORT after suffering a brain aneurysm on December 23, 2011. He began his journey with the help of KORT Home Health Therapist Maria Rigor, and then transitioned to KORT Bardstown Occupational…
David Fischer has been having ankle and foot pain. He came to KORT Frankfort and he is doing better. The KORT Team focused on improving his balance, strength, and endurance.
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Definition of manual - 1a : of, relating to, or involving the handsb : worked or done by hand and not by machine 2: requiring or using physical skill and energy
WHAT IS MANUAL THERAPY?
A clinical approach utilizing skilled, 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 non-contractile tissue repair,
extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving
function. 1,2(Definition from American Academy of
Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) and American Physical
Therapy Association (APTA).