Manual therapy is a hands-on Physical therapy designed to mobilize soft tissue to facilitate improved joint range of motion and decreased pain. Excessive muscular tension and irritability are the hallmarks of both chronic pain and acute injuries.
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Utilizing several soft tissue mobilization techniques, Dr. Dereck Steffe will begin with identifying and releasing areas of excessive muscular tension and restrictions.
As the tissue is released, the muscular tension decreases and blood flow to the injured area increases. The net effect is reduced pain and improved joint mechanics.
Once pain has been reduced and joint mechanics improved, we can begin to restore full, pain-free joint range of motion.
Ultimately, we will teach you self-mobilization techniques to that enable you to manage your aches and pains at home.