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Manual Physical Therapist Near Me: A Hands-On Approach

Experiencing pain and looking for a manual physical therapist near you?

If you suffer from either sudden or ongoing pain in your spine, neck, shoulder, knee or foot, you could benefit from manual therapy. Manual physical therapy provides several benefits for both athletes and all others who are suffering with acute to chronic pain.

Let’s take a look at some techniques used in manual physical therapy and whether it is right for you.

What is Manual Physical Therapy?

Manual physical therapy is comprised of hands-on techniques that a therapist utilizes to help patients decrease pain, improve movement and ultimately the quality of life.  Manual therapy also aids in reducing inflammation and the restrictive impact of scar tissue. 

Current research shows that manual therapy, when combined with therapeutic exercise, provides a beneficial outcome for patients.

Find out more: What Are Manual Therapy Techniques Offered at a Physical Therapy Clinic?

Techniques Used in Manual Physical Therapy

Some common techniques used in manual physical therapy include: 

  • Myofascial Release Therapy
  • Trigger Point Myotherapy 
  • Neuromuscular Therapy
  • Sports Manual Therapy
  • Acupressure Therapy
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization
  • Joint Mobilization
  • Spinal Mobilization
  • Manual Traction
  • Passive Range of Motion
  • Graston Technique

Who is a Candidate for Manual Physical Therapy?

Are you struggling with an injury that seems slow to heal? Or you have an old injury that just never healed properly? Maybe it feels as if a part of your body (shoulder or hip for example) feels “stuck” and unable to function as properly as it should? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may discover that manual therapy can help provide some relief. 

Before your first appointment with a Twin Boro physical therapist, there are a few things to consider. 

  1. Ensure your insurance company will cover your physical therapy services. 
  2. Fill out our new patient forms.
  3. Come prepared to have one of our expert manual physical therapists administer an evaluation while listening to your concerns. 
  4. Wear comfortable clothing that properly allows for movement. 

This process will help determine if you are a candidate for manual physical therapy or an alternate treatment for your condition. 

Finding a Qualified Manual Physical Therapist in NJ

Need a helping hand to find a manual physical therapist? The Twin Boro physical therapists combine many years of experience, with the latest in advanced rehabilitation techniques, to provide the best care possible for patients. Our hands-on approach, in combination with therapeutic exercises, can help patients find pain relief, as well as improved function.

Visit one of our physical therapy clinics to learn more about how manual therapy can help you. With 51 locations throughout New Jersey, we make it easy to find a physical therapy clinic near you. Simply search for your closest location using your zip code. The team at Twin Boro Physical Therapy look forward to helping you get healthy and guiding you down the road to recovery. 

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