What is manual therapy?
Manual therapy is a technique to improve flexibility and mobility in your joints, muscles, and soft tissues. This type of physical therapy is also effective at decreasing persistent pain.
The therapists at Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center offer manual therapy services to help you recover from an injury, address pain from arthritis and other conditions, and enhance your rehabilitation after surgery.
What is involved in manual therapy?
The Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center therapists use a variety of manual therapy techniques to treat your specific condition and symptoms. They customize a therapy plan that might include joint and soft-tissue mobilization and manual stretching.
Joint mobilization is a therapeutic technique that focuses on improving your mobility and the mechanics of your joint. This technique reduces pain and preserves the long-term function of your joint by pushing and stretching joints in a certain pattern to enhance your range of motion.
Manual stretching involves stretching overly tight muscles to decrease pain and improve your mobility.
Soft-tissue mobilization is a massage technique that helps realign muscle fibers and decrease swelling. This technique can help damaged soft tissues heal faster and restore function in your muscles.
Manual therapy is available for those looking for pain relief and people who need rehabilitation services after an orthopedic injury or surgery.
How long will I need manual therapy?
Everyone heals differently from an injury or a surgery, so the timeline for manual surgery varies from person to person.
Your Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center therapist will evaluate your individual needs to create a therapy plan that’s right for you. You might need several sessions of manual therapy to keep you pain-free and ensure you recover fully after surgery or an orthopedic injury.
At each session, your therapist evaluates the progress of your healing and your pain levels to determine if you’ll benefit from continuing with manual therapy.
To learn more about the benefits of manual therapy for your recovery, call Southern Oregon Orthopedics & Paragon Orthopedic Center or request a consultation through the online scheduling system.