What is Manual Therapy?
Manual therapy is a type of physical therapy that involves hands-on techniques to manipulate and mobilize the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. It can help improve the range of motion, flexibility, and function of the affected areas, as well as reduce pain and stiffness. Manual therapy can also enhance the healing process by increasing blood flow, oxygen, and nutrients to the injured tissues.
How Does Synapse Use Manual Therapy?
Manual therapy can include various therapies that are tailored to the specific needs and goals of the patient. Some of the common therapies are:
- Cupping: This therapy uses cups that create suction on the skin to lift and stretch the underlying tissues. It can help release tightness, improve circulation, and stimulate the lymphatic system.
- Muscle scraping: This therapy uses a tool that scrapes the skin to break up scar tissue, adhesions, and fascial restrictions. It can help improve mobility, reduce inflammation, and promote tissue regeneration.
- Facilitated stretching: This therapy involves applying gentle pressure to help the muscles relax and lengthen. It can help improve flexibility, prevent injury, and relieve muscle tension.
- Manual trigger point release: This therapy targets specific knots or tight spots in the muscles that cause pain or discomfort. It can help release muscle spasms, increase blood flow, and restore normal function.
- Vibration percussion: This therapy uses a device that delivers rapid pulses of pressure to the muscles and joints. It can help relax muscles, stimulate nerves, and improve joint mobility.
- Rehabilitative exercise demonstrations: This therapy shows the patient how to perform exercises that can strengthen and stabilize the affected areas. It can help prevent recurrence, improve performance, and enhance quality of life.
Manual therapy is a safe and effective treatment that can be used alone or in combination with other therapies. It is suitable for people of all ages and backgrounds. If you are interested in trying manual therapy, set up a free Discovery call today!