Manual Therapy, similar to clinical massage, is the part of the treatment plan that involves hands-on techniques used by healthcare providers in order to reduce pain, increase range of motion (mobility), improve circulation, decrease soft tissue inflammation, recover from injury, facilitate movement, elongate shortened muscles and return to functional activities. It is distinct from massage therapy due to the specific techniques that are implemented and due to the clinical and anatomical focus that it entails.
In addition to manual therapy, our chiropractors also integrate spinal manipulations, exercise rehabilitation, nutrition counseling and ergonomic counseling into their treatment plans in order to help you get pain free, get moving and get well again.
Types Of Manual Therapy
There are many different types of manual therapy techniques that can be used depending on the condition being treated. At Greater Chicago Specialty Physicians, our Chiropractors integrate different types of manual therapy techniques in order to help patients get pain free, get moving and get well again. These include:
- Soft Tissue Mobilization
- Myofascial Release
- Trigger Point Therapy
- Post Isometric Relaxation Technique
- Manual Traction
- Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation
- Pin and Stretch
- Nerve Gliding Techniques
Conditions Treated With Manual Therapy
Manual therapy can be used for the treatment of a wide array of health conditions ranging from neuro-musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and injury related.
Why Choose GCSP For Manual Therapy?
Recent studies have found that manual therapy is more effective when integrated with other therapies including spinal manipulations and exercise therapy. For this reason, our Chiropractors integrate manual therapy along with spinal manipulation and exercise rehabilitation to get their patients feeling better faster and for the long run.
Who Specializes in Manual Therapy at GSCP?
Nicole Brod, DC
Dr. Nicole Brod is a chiropractic physician whose philosophy is to provide individualized, one-on-one patient care that is focused on returning the patient to optimal health by incorporating manual therapy, nutrition, acupuncture, and exercise as part of a holistic approach.Read More