Manual therapy, also referred to as manipulation, is a type of chiropractic care that involves the mobilization of joints and soft tissues by hand. It is mainly used to treat musculoskeletal pain resulting from misalignment, auto accident injury, and work injury. The process of manual therapy includes the kneading and manipulation of muscles while mobilizing and manipulating your joints to alleviate pain and enhance mobility.
Benefits of Manual Technique
Our chiropractor employs manual therapy in pursuit of health and wellness goals. This technique is prescribed if our chiropractor determines your musculoskeletal injuries will respond well to this type of therapy. The benefits of manual therapy are numerous, and include:
- Reduced swelling and inflammation
- Reduced muscle spasms
- Reduced edema
- Pain reduction
- Enhanced mobility
- Enhanced body function
- Increased endurance
- Lowered stress levels
Types of Manual Therapy
The term “manual technique” encapsulates several different therapies, each with unique applications and benefits. After examining your musculoskeletal system, our chiropractor will recommend the combination of manual techniques that will help you the most.
Mobilization of Soft Tissue and Joints
This type of therapy promotes the movement of the injured parts of your body, including muscles and joints that are affected by your injury. Our chiropractor will use soft, slow movements to apply pressure to help break up your fibrous muscle tissue and relax your muscles. Slower movements are also used to help your joints begin to function better and more efficiently.
This therapeutic technique is used to relax muscle spasms by holding the affected area in a certain position for about a minute and a half, before pulling away from the area. This is done to help restore your mobility and decompress tissue pressure that has occurred because of your injury.
Myofascial release is also known as trigger point therapy. Our chiropractor will massage and break up bundles of soft tissues that are causing you pain and limiting your mobility. Other manual techniques include spinal manipulation, massage therapy, osteopathic manipulation, and spinal mobilization.
Manual Therapy in Boca Raton
At Chiro Fitness, our chiropractic physicians have years of experience relieving musculoskeletal pain through manual techniques for patients in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding areas. For more information on how we address musculoskeletal pain through manual therapy or to schedule an appointment, call us at (954) 571-7088. You may also request an appointment online.