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        How Hands-On Therapy Works

  Manual therapy has a lot of benefits in treating pains and aches, improving and restoring movement of one or multiple joints, reducing muscle tightness, and improving general

wellbeing.​

  Hands-on therapy allows stretching muscles, joints, and ligaments through the passive movement of your joints. Hands-on therapy can also help break up adhesions and realign scar tissue, both of which can obstruct your body's full range of motion.

  Manual therapy can even relieve pain in the spinal cord and other injury sites by activating your body's "natural high" center, also known as the endogenous opiate system. It can also help you gain confidence in the positive outcome of your therapy.

 For most conditions, a hands-on therapist will alter the treatment to best treat their unique physical conditions.

  Many patients who have had an injury, chronic aches, and pains, or a traumatic experience will benefit from hands-on therapy. Injured nerves or tendons, burns, scars, or other common conditions such as arthritis, tennis elbow, post-operative rehabilitation, joint placement, carpal tunnel syndrome, and even some neurological conditions are examples of this.

 

   

Techniques Used in Manual Therapy

 

Physical therapists use a variety of techniques in hands-on therapy to relieve pain and restore mobility. These methods include

-Traction

-Massage

-Therapy for trigger points

-Techniques for active release

-Active range of motion assistance

-Range of motion that is passive

-Lymphatic drainage

-Stretching of muscles, neural tissue, joints, and fascia

-Soft tissue mobilisation 

-Manipulation of joints

-Mobilization in collaboration.

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