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Manual Therapy

Some of the most common ailments we treat are:

When you experience pain or injury, the natural defense mechanism is guard your body to protect itself. That is why some pain lingers on and you can’t figure out why it’s not getting any better. It is essential that you regain movement in your body before the healing process starts. Hands-on manual therapy can help you start your road to recovery from your pain, injury or weakness.

Within the physical therapy profession, manual therapy is defined as 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.

Sukie’s manual therapy approach is a gentle blend of:

Trigger point therapy
Joint mobilization
Soft tissue mobilization
Mobilization with movement
Massage therapy
Traction
Acupressure
Muscle energy technique
Manual lymphatic drainage

Manual therapy can be used on soft tissue and joints to:

Diagnose soft tissues and joint structures restriction
Increase range of motion (ROM)
Modulate pain
Reduce or eliminate inflammation/swelling
Relax muscle guarding/trigger points
Improve contractile and non-contractile tissue repair
Increase muscle extensibility, and/or stability
Facilitate normal movement
Improve function