Manual Therapy

“A clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to: manipulation/mobilization, used by the physical therapist to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.” (American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy & American Physical Therapy Association)