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Manual Therapy Techniques

Manual therapy incorporates HANDS-ON techniques. These are aimed at improving joint range of motion; healing soft tissue – including muscles, tendons, and ligaments; reducing scar tissue and inflammation.

Manual Therapy is a specific type of physical therapy. Internationally it is referred to as Orthopedic Manual Therapy.

Atlanta Sports Physical therapists are specialized in this treatment concept. This requires extensive and  specialized training and our physical therapists are proud to be able to offer advanced techniques. We are specialized in various schools of thought including Maitland, Mackenzie, Paris and Mulligan, to name just a few.

Atlanta Sports Physical Therapists will evaluate you to determine the best approach for your condition. Continual re-evaluations may be necessary to determine treatment efficacy and direct further manual therapy treatment choices. Our evaluations involve testing various movements performed by you, the patient, and palpation skills – where the physical therapist uses their hands to directly reproduce your pain.

Medical literature supports the effectiveness of Manual Therapy. At Atlanta Sports Physical Therapy, we strive to stay current with the literature and new trends in manual therapy.

Types of Manual Therapy offered at Atlanta Sports Physical therapy include:

  • Therapy-IMG_0285Joint Mobilization
  • Joint Manipulation
  • Spinal Mobilization
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Myofascial Release
  • Trigger Point Release
  • Massage Therapy
  • Passive or Active Muscle Stretching
  • Muscle Energy Release
  • PNF Stretching
  • Dry Needling Techniques

It is important to be aware the Manual Therapy is offered as part of you physical therapy program at Atlanat Sports Physical Therapy.  Your Physical therapy Program will also include exercises, tailored to your specific condition, and may also include other physical therapy techniques such as mechanical traction, postural training, gait retraining, sports-specific retraining etc.