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Manual Therapy

  • Manual TherapyDefinition of manual - 1a : of, relating to, or involving the hands
    b : 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).