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Manual Therapy

Find Hands-On Relief with Our Manual Therapy Services

Our Mesa, AZ physical therapists are highly trained in helping you relieve your pain while also improving your physical function.

Are you in recovery from a surgical procedure or recent injury? Have you been diagnosed with a condition that’s causing you aches and pains? If so, manual therapy is a safe, non-invasive, and effective way to treat your pain.

To find out more about our services and how manual therapy can benefit you, contact MDM Physical Therapy today!

Manual therapy for pain relief

At our Mesa, AZ physical therapy office, we have the most dedicated team of physical therapists in the area. Our physical therapists are movement experts and will work hard to design you an individualized treatment plan for your specific needs that gets you moving again.

Some targeted exercises and stretches may focus on improving strength and balance, while others may focus more on improving your range of motion. All exercises and treatments will be based around the same goal – decreasing your pain and improving your overall function.

What are the different types of manual therapy?

There are several different types of manual therapy. The most common include:

Joint mobilization/manipulation

If you have recently sustained an injury or have a chronic condition, you may be experiencing severe pain. This pain is typically the result of a restricted joint. Fortunately, our Mesa, AZ physical therapists are trained in loosening restricted joints through gentle manual therapy techniques. Joint mobilization and manipulation techniques are safe, effective, and painless. They also allow for the breakdown of the affected joint’s barrier, resulting in an improved range of motion.

STM, soft-tissue mobilization

At MDM Physical Therapy, we use soft-tissue mobilization as a way to manipulate the soft tissues. This is done through deep pressure and rhythmic stretching, allowing our physical therapist to find and mobilize areas of your body that are heavily restricted. By doing this, our physical therapist is able to break up any scar tissue or adhesions in the affected body part(s).

Manual traction

Manual traction is done by applying gentle pressure to certain areas of the body, in order to stretch it out. One of the most common areas to receive manual traction is the low back; however, our physical therapist may also recommend it for different areas of your body. When manual traction is performed as a treatment for back pain, our physical therapist will have you lie down while they gently stretch the spaces between your vertebrae.

How safe is manual therapy?

Very! Manual therapy is a non-invasive way to achieve the results you want, without the need for any harmful drugs or surgical correction. There are a variety of techniques associated with manual therapy that work to move your tendons, ligaments, and joints in a very specific way that generates pain relief and healing.

Our Mesa, AZ physical therapists are highly-trained medical professionals who understand both the capabilities and limitations of your body. Many of our patients even notice relief after just one manual therapy session!

So, what exactly is it?

Also referred to as “hands-on therapy,” manual therapy is a specialized treatment method performed by physical therapists without the use of intimidating equipment or machines – it is performed by manipulating joints and soft tissue with the hands.

This effective treatment method is used as a way to relieve pain, reduce swelling, decrease restriction, improve range of motion, and mobilize joints. At your initial appointment, one of our Mesa, AZ physical therapists may prescribe this treatment for you.

Relieve your pain today

Manual therapy can become a crucial part of your recovery, Contact Us Today at Mesa, AZ center to schedule an appointment. Don’t suffer from aches and pains any longer! Get started on your path toward long-lasting relief today.