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Manual Therapy in Franklin, MA
At your first appointment, your Physical Therapist will perform a thorough evaluation and develop a personalized rehabilitation treatment program with you that may include Manual Therapy.
What Is Manual Therapy?
Manual therapy refers to the “hands-on” treatment of under performing muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. Encompassing a broad group of techniques performed by trained physical therapists, manual therapy treatments may include moving the joints in specific directions to regain movement (joint mobilizations), muscle stretching, passive movements and movements designed to improve muscle activation. Specific soft tissue techniques are also used to improve the mobility and functioning of tissues, nerves, and muscles.
Benefits of Joint Mobilization
Orthopedic manual physical therapists treat acute and chronic pain conditions affecting all areas of the body. When injury causes soft-tissue and joint restrictions that produce pain during movement, manual therapy can improve mobility, reduce pain, and restore normal functioning of the soft-tissues and joints.
Common Diagnoses May Include:
- Neck pain (muscle spasm, disc problems, etc.)
- Lower back pain (disc problems, facet joint restriction, spinal stenosis, etc.)
- Thoracic spine pain (disc problems, rib restriction, etc.)
- Temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
- Shoulder pain (impingement syndrome, frozen shoulder, rotator cuff injury, etc.)
- Hip pain (hip bursitis, total hip replacement, myofascial hip pain, hip impingement, etc.)
- Knee pain (iliotibial band syndrome, patellofemoral dysfunction, total knee replacement, etc.)
- Ankle pain (ankle sprains/strains, arthritis, tendinitis, etc.)
Manual Therapy Techniques:
- Joint mobilization
- Passive range of motion
- Soft tissue mobilization
- Myofascial release
- Trigger point release
- Maitland Technique
- Myofascial Release
- Therapeutic Massage Therapy
- Manual Cervical and Lumbar Traction
What Is the First Step?
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At your evaluation appointment, you will meet with a physical therapist who will perform a thorough evaluation that includes:
- A review of your health history and your specific symptoms.
- A thorough examination that includes assessing the quality and quantity of your movements, and any factors that might put you at risk for delayed recovery or might indicate a serious health problem.
- Assessment of how you use your body at work, at home, during sports, and at leisure.
- Determination of the diagnosis and impairments that are causing your pain and establishment of a treatment plan of care.
What Our Clients Say
I had a great experience with physical therapy here. They have a great team that communicates well. It makes it very easy to work with different physical therapists. They’ve really helped me out with my neck pain a lot! Midas touch! Dr. Jill, Amber, and Susan getting me back to work ahead of schedule. Incredibly professional, friendly, and clean. Their expertise, care, & technologically advanced devices including laser therapy has me stronger, faster, better. 😇
I had a great experience with physical therapy here. They have a great team that communicates well. It makes it very easy to work with different physical therapists. They’ve really helped me out with my neck pain a lot!
Midas touch! Dr. Jill, Amber, and Susan getting me back to work ahead of schedule. Incredibly professional, friendly, and clean. Their expertise, care, & technologically advanced devices including laser therapy has me stronger, faster, better. 😇