Manual therapy is a specialty area of physical therapy that many of the physical therapists at Northern Rehab have had extensive training in. Manual therapy includes hands-on techniques designed to reduce pain and enhance healing and mobility of soft tissues for the purpose of restoring function and freedom to move. These techniques may include joint mobilization, manipulation, or soft tissue mobilization/ massage in which the physical therapist uses skilled passive movements of the joints and related soft tissues with varying degrees of force and velocity to optimize therapeutic effects. Manual therapy has been found to be extremely effective at treating painful joint and muscle conditions of the spine and extremities especially when it is combined with specific therapeutic exercises provided by a skilled physical therapist.
Physical therapists are experts trained in the evaluation & treatment of muscle, joint, and nerve dysfunction. We are trained specifically to improve movement & function, relieve pain, and expand movement potential.
freedom to move
Your Right to Choose
The decision of where you go to receive treatment is
yours. If you have a specific therapist or practice you
would like to go to, you should let your doctor or
insurance company know this. Not all physical
therapists or practices are the same and the choice
of your provider is yours.