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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.

Manual Therapy

Our Specialty

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.)
  • Headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • 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
  • Flexibility
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Myofascial release
  • Trigger point release
  • Maitland Technique
  • Myofascial Release
  • Therapeutic Massage Therapy
  • Manual Cervical and Lumbar Traction

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Clinical research shows that the sooner you get started with active rehabilitation, the less likely you will need unnecessary tests, medications, or surgery.

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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.

Reviews

What Our Clients Say

James D

Laser was also a BIG part in lessening my pain.

I came here in a lot of pain and in a few weeks was already feeling a lot better. I was glad I signed up for laser therapy. That was also a BIG part in lessening my pain. All my exercises felt like they were doing what they were supposed to.

PATIENT REVIEWS | PROFESSIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY AND SPORTS MEDICINE IN FRANKLIN, MA
Julia B

Thank you ProPt for making me better and improving my way of life.

Before starting physical therapy here at ProPt, I had been experiencing knee pain during activities I enjoyed doing, like running. I was very frustrated because I could not participate in the physical activities I love to do! But ProPt changed that Dr.Patt, Sue, and Amber all helped me get better to the point where I can now run and enjoy all the physical activity I loved. I am so grateful for the care I received from ProPT and the awesome staff! Thank you ProPt for making me better and improving my way of life.

PATIENT REVIEWS | PROFESSIONAL PHYSICAL THERAPY AND SPORTS MEDICINE IN FRANKLIN, MA