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Methuen Manual Therapy 


What Is Manual Therapy? 

Manual therapy is a specialized technique utilized in physical therapy that involves hands-on interventions to address various musculoskeletal issues and decrease pain. At Rise Above Physical Therapy, our skilled physical therapists excel in a number of manual therapies to provide targeted and effective treatment for pain relief and improved function.

Manual therapies are an extremely effective form of treatment for lower back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, and ankle pain. Some form of manual therapy is typically the first part of treatment which is then followed up with targeted exercises to maintain that relief and lock in our results for home. 

What Manual Therapy Look Like At Rise Above Physical Therapy? 

Massage therapy is a popular form of manual therapy that involves applying pressure and manipulating soft tissues, such as muscles and fascia. It can help alleviate muscle tension, reduce pain, and improve circulation, making it beneficial for conditions like muscle strains, tightness, and general relaxation.

Joint mobilizations focus on restoring proper joint motion by gently moving the joints within their normal range of motion. This technique can relieve joint stiffness, improve joint function, and reduce pain. It is commonly used for conditions such as arthritis, joint sprains, and restricted mobility.

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What Manual Therapy Look Like At Rise Above Physical Therapy? 

Manipulations, also known as spinal manipulative therapy, involve applying a controlled, sudden force to specific joints, typically in the spine. This technique aims to restore joint mobility, reduce pain, and enhance overall function. Manipulations are often utilized for conditions like herniated discs, spinal misalignments, and certain types of back and neck pain.

Isometrics involve the static contraction of muscles without joint movement. This technique helps improve muscle strength, stability, and pain control. Isometrics can be beneficial for conditions like muscle imbalances, tendinitis, and joint instability.

At Rise Above Physical Therapy, our experienced therapists carefully assess your condition and determine the most appropriate manual therapy techniques for your specific needs. By utilizing these hands-on interventions, we aim to reduce pain, improve range of motion, enhance tissue healing, and restore optimal function. Experience the benefits of manual therapy with our skilled team.


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