A manual therapist uses in-depth knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and biomechanics to determine the root cause of the patients symptoms. They will then tailor a unique treatment to each patient.
Our goal is to restore health by removing motion restrictions in all layers of tissue within the body. The Manual Therapist will address the function and capability of muscles, joints, nerves, blood vessels and lymphatics. They will then treat problematic areas to reduce or remove the restrictions. This will allow the normal physiological functions of the body to occur.
During your first assessment you will have an opportunity to chat about your concerns. You can ask questions, go through your health history and explain the pain/symptoms you are currently experiencing to your Manual Therapist. Your Manual Therapist will then ask you some in-depth questions that focus on your specific history of the pain/symptoms you are experiencing. This allows your Manual Therapist the opportunity to start building the puzzle into what may be the root cause of your symptoms.
You will then go though a series of range of motion movements to determine where there may be restrictions. Your Manual Therapist will palpate gently with their hands to assess the quality of your mobility and motion of your connection tissue, joints and muscles.
Once the areas of restricted movement are identified, the Manual Therapist will go over why this may be causing the pain/symptoms you are experiencing and go though a treatment that is customized to your specific needs. Our treatments are hands on and non-invasive. Manual therapy is gentle and relaxing. Your manual therapist will be checking in with you during the treatment to see how you are responding. They will also be asking for you to take an active role in assisting the treatment. The Manual Therapistis trained in a principle based approach. This means that treatments will always be different as they will need to be constantly adjusted to your ever changing bodily ability. Since our bodies have an innate ability to self-heal and self-regulate, after your assessment and treatment we highly recommend lots of water and a gentle walk to integrate the movements we were able to help unbind.
To schedule a Manual Therapy appointment, you can either book your appointment online, call the number below, or fill out the contact form on this page.