A Hands-On Approach to Treating Your Pain
Are you suffering from pain as a result of injury, illness, or surgical procedure? If so, it is likely that you would benefit from manual Physical Therapy at Long Island Physical Therapy. If you are apprehensive, let us ease your mind a bit:
We receive many first-time physical Therapy patients who come in thinking their treatments will be painful, uncomfortable, or even agonizing due to the condition they are in. However, that is not the case at all! Our Physical Therapist at Long Island Physical Therapy uses manual therapy techniques that are meant to relieve your pain, while simultaneously improving your body’s function.
Manual therapy is just one tool in a Physical therapy techniques kit that allows them to mobilization stiff joints and soft tissue. This specialized form of treatment helps in reducing swelling, decreasing restriction, mobilizing joints, and increasing your range of motion. Our Physical Therapist has received extensive training in specialized manual therapy techniques from a wide variety of schools and instructors.
What is considered manual therapy?
Manual therapy techniques may include, but are not limited to:
When you experience severe pain after sustaining an injury, it is usually the result of a restricted joint. Our Physical therapist is specially trained to mobilize restricted joints by applying pressure at a low velocity. Mobilization techniques are safe, effective, and painless, allowing for an increase in your range of motion, and the improvement of the restricted joint’s mobility.
When our Physical Therapist perform manual traction, they will apply gentle force to a certain area of the body, in order to gently stretch the soft tissues and restore normal, natural movement. While the neck is the most common area for manual traction, it can also be performed on other parts of the body, including the arms, legs, and back.
Physical therapy massage treatments are a little different than a massage you may get at a spa. They are more therapeutic in nature, and with a medical intention. Our physical therapy massage treatments is a way to manipulate the soft tissues, working to break up scar tissue and adhesions caused by inflammation or injury. This is done through deep pressure and rhythmic stretching, allowing them to find and mobilize areas of your body that are heavily restricted. These techniques also help to improve blood flow and circulation of the affected muscles and soft tissues.
In a word – yes! One of the greatest aspects of manual therapy is that it is non-invasive. It also doesn’t require any harmful medications. Instead, our Physical Therapist use a variety of techniques that help move your tendons, ligaments, and joints in ways that relieve pain and promote healing. They also help in reducing scar tissue and minimizing swelling.
Our physical Therapists are highly trained medical professionals who understand the limitations of your body, as well as its capabilities. In fact, many patients notice significant pain relief and improvement in mobility after just one session of manual therapy!
Our Physical Therapist at Long Island Physical Therapy are highly trained in diagnosing and treating movement disorders. These disorders often occur following surgery, especially if you have undergone total joint replacement. However, many physicians will also prescribe physical Therapy treatments for injuries, accidents, or illnesses – essentially, anything that makes you feel weak and unable to function normally.
all aimed at helping a specific function of your body. Some exercises may focus on improving your balance and strength, while others may focus on increasing your range of motion. Manual therapy can be part of any treatment plan, as it helps to reduce pain and swelling, minimize inflammation, and increase range of motion. If you are interested in manual therapy a part of your treatment program,
Request an appointment with Long Island Physical Therapy today! Our dedicated Physical therapist will be happy to meet with you get you moving once again.