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Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy services offered in Sunnyvale and Kaufman, TX

Manual therapy aims to increase your healing while reducing symptoms like pain and stiffness, which are often focused around your joints. At Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute in Sunnyvale and Kaufman, Texas, the team provides manual therapy within comprehensive physical therapy programs. Call the nearest office or schedule your treatment consultation online today.

Manual Therapy Q & A

What is manual therapy?

Manual therapy uses hands-on techniques to help you reach your goals in physical therapy and rehabilitation. During manual therapy at Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute, the team uses their hands to manipulate your joints and soft tissues. They use careful techniques to optimize the conditions for injury healing. 

Manual therapy can offer you considerable benefits, including:

  • A wider range of motion
  • Less pain
  • Less stiffness and tension
  • Faster healing
  • Less inflammation
  • Increased circulation

The team begins your physical therapy program with a detailed consultation and examination. After identifying your areas of concern, they can recommend manual therapy and other physical therapy techniques like dry needling, scraping, and soft tissue massage. 

Who can benefit from manual therapy?

Manual therapy isn’t for everyone, but it’s an excellent option for pain relief and restoring function in many cases. Certain musculoskeletal injuries and degenerative conditions heal more quickly with assistance from manual therapy and other standard forms of physical therapy.

The team might utilize manual therapy as part of your treatment for:

  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Hip pain
  • Knee pain
  • Certain neurological conditions

Manual therapy can involve many techniques according to your personal needs and diagnoses. 

Which techniques does manual therapy use?

The team can personalize your physical therapy care plan using various manual therapy techniques. These evidence-based practices can target muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, and other soft tissues. Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute uses manual therapy techniques like:

Joint manipulation

Joint manipulation specifically targets your joints, including your spine. These hands-on techniques place joints into proper alignment, so they’re less painful and stiff. You might benefit from joint manipulation if you have arthritis or a herniated disc. . 

Soft tissue massage

A soft tissue massage varies in tissue depth with a variety of strategies, including stretching, compression, kneading, percussion, and stroking.  

Manual therapy is not quite the same as chiropractic adjustments, but the two have some commonalities. Chiropractic adjustments tend to focus solely on the spine, while manual therapy can be more widespread.

Call Dallas Orthopedic and Shoulder Institute or schedule an appointment online to find out more about manual therapy and the conditions it improves today.