We NOW have Saturday morning clinic hours in our Ashburn office from 8-12. Walk-in visits are accepted.
Manual therapy is defined as skilled hand movements and massage intended to produce any or all of the following effects:
Treatment may include moving joints in specific directions and at different speeds in order to regain movement (joint mobilization and manipulation), muscle stretching, passive movements of the affected body part, or having the patient move the body part against the therapist’s resistance to improve muscle activation and timing. Selected specific soft tissue techniques may also be used to improve the mobility and function of tissue and muscles.
The specific techniques used will vary from patient to patient depending on your needs. A Town Center Orthopaedic Associates specialist may pursue any number of treatment options with you, depending on your needs.
Manual therapy techniques:
Anyone experiencing pain or discomfort while moving is a candidate for manual physical therapy. Manual therapy covers a wide range of conditions, and treatment approaches are different for each individual. To determine yours, a physical or occupational therapist will perform an evaluation of your condition. This includes a thorough examination of the musculoskeletal system.
Once the therapist determines the best course of treatment, they will discuss this with you to assist with a better understanding of your limitations, the treatment recommended, and their reasoning for why it is needed.
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