Manual Therapy is a soft tissue system/movement based therapy technique (hands-on and with tools) that treats problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. These conditions all have one important thing in common: they are often a result of overused muscles. This can cause reduced range of motion, loss of strength, and pain. Each session is tailored to the clients individual needs with the focus on pain relief, increased range of motion in joints/ muscles and posture correction.
What is a Manual Therapy session like?
Every session is actually a combination of examination and treatment. Gregory uses his hands to evaluate the texture, tightness and movement of muscles, fascia, tendons, ligaments and nerves along with range of motion tests. Abnormal tissues are treated by combining precisely directed tension with very specific stretches and joint movements.
The sessions are 50 minutes long.
Clients treated with Manual therapy typically respond positively with decreased pain and increased function, flexibility, and mobility.
Manual therapy is for everyone from office workers, athletes, dancers and teachers. Anyone who has chronic pain from overuse, stress or decreased range of motion and tight muscles.
Please bring a pair of athletic shorts and a comfortable t-shirt. Stretching on and off the table is part of each session along with movement assessment.
CONDITIONS TREATED WITH MANUAL THERAPY
- Achilles tendinitis
- Ankle injuries
- Back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Compartment syndrome (chronic)
- Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsuliti
- Golfer’s/Tennis Elbow (epicondylitis)
- Hip pain
- Iliotibial band syndrome
- Impingement syndrome
- Knee pain
- Muscle pulls or strains
- Neck pain
- Nerve entrapment syndrome
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Repetitive strain injuries
- Rotator cuff syndrome
- Running injuries
- Shin splints
- Shoulder pain
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
- TMJ Dysfunction
- Wrist pain