Manual Physical Therapy
Manual physical therapy is one course of treatment for physical ailments and issues. It is a hands-on approach meaning the therapist will use their hands to target problem areas and relieve pain.
Techniques may include massaging problem areas but will depend on the individual’s needs. It can be used for problems concerning muscles, joints, nerves and facia.
Manual therapy is used to address muscle and soft tissue pain, joint stiffness, posture, and improving range of motion. Depending on your diagnosis or condition, a licensed clinician will access whether manual therapy is the right fit for you. Manual therapy is used to completely eradicate physical issues and pain, or used to mitigate pain and with continued treatment keeps you feeling healthy and pain free.
A course of treatment for manual therapy starts with a consultation. A physical or occupational therapist will evaluate your condition in order to understand what type of treatments are needed to help aid in your recovery. The course of treatment will be recommended for a certain number of sessions and the full course should be completed for best and longer-lasting results.
During stages of the therapy, the therapist may adapt treatment to the patient’s needs depending on how they respond to the therapy. Most people feel the benefit of manual therapy quickly, but it is crucial that you continue with the full course of treatment.
RPI Therapy Services offers manual therapy at our St. Louis and Chicago locations. Locals can access the best physical therapists who are fully accredited, experienced and knowledgeable with us. To learn how RPI Physical Therapy can help you overcome pain and immobility, contact our friendly team today and book your consultation.