Manual Physical Therapy

Manual therapy is a “hands-on” approach to the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal deficits. This approach is based on the assessment and treatment of:

  • Joint alignment and mobility.
  • Length and strength of muscles across these joints.
  • Coordination of movement patterns of joints and muscles in functional patterns.

The goal of manual physical therapy is to restore the affected tissues to normal function and is combined with exercise programs to promote:

  • Healthy and efficient joint motion.
  • Maximal muscle strength and endurance.
  • Coordination of movement with activities associated with daily living, sports, and work.

What Manual Therapy services do our professionals provide?

  • Joint Mobilizations of the Spine And Extremities
  • Soft Tissue Mobilization / Myofacial Release
  • Manually Resisted Exercise Techniques
  • Cross-Friction Massage
  • Muscle Energy Techniques
  • Neuromuscular Re-Education
  • Other Diagnosis Specific Techniques

To maximize the benefit of manual therapy, a therapeutic, exercise program and modalities may be incorporated into the treatment plan. Additionally, when appropriate, a custom home exercise program will be developed and taught. Exercise programs and modalities are used to reinforce the “hands-on” work performed by your therapist. Home exercise programs also provide patients an opportunity to maintain and even improve upon functional gains achieved with physical therapy.

Free Screen on Us

We offer complimentary screens at all Mountain River PT locations. If you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or persistent pain, don’t wait any longer.

Who benefits from Manual Physical Therapy?

Patients with a variety of disabilities and orthopaedic conditions may benefit from manual physical therapy. Current research confirms that manual physical therapy combined with therapeutic exercise can produce rapid pain relief and improved function in the following conditions: low-back pain, neck pain, muscle-tension headaches, hip and knee osteoarthritis, and shoulder pain.

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Hear what other Mountain River patients have to say.

Her physical therapist took the time to explain how her home exercises would help during therapy and after. “I have continued using the exercises even though I have finished with my therapy.” She was happy with her therapy and everyone involved. Really excited that the exercises continue to help her with her arthritis.

five stars RE: Mary S. Mountain River Patient

Thanks so much for everything you have done for me. You have a very professional staff in a laid back atmosphere. You all worked me hard and still cared for my well being. To Ed & Melody, thank you for making me feel as if I was your only patient. You guys are great! Thanks…

five stars Mike B. Mountain River Patient

I just wanted to thank you again for getting to the root of my knee pain so quickly and finding the remedy that took my ugly limp away. With the limp I looked like an old sixty-one, now I will be able to chase down anyone within ten years of my age. I took a…

five stars Dan H. Mountain River Patient

I am extremely satisfied with the care and treatment that Justin, his assistant Jeff, and all the other great people at Mountain River Physical Therapy (gave me). They are knowledgeable, kind, and encouraging. When you allow them to treat you back to full health, you will not be disappointed.

five stars Nick M. Mountain River Patient

… I recently used your facility for recovery from surgery on my spine. I think because of the great people there and their ability to really help and care for the patient’s needs, I was able to recover faster than normal.

five stars Kevin S. Mountain River Patient

Last week I was in Biloxi & Pascagoula, MS with other Wood County Habitat for Humanity folks putting new houses together… No major back or leg problems. An entire year has gone by without my needing your attention/care. I can now go up 2 flights of stairs without needing the railing.

five stars Kay H. Mountain River Patient

I have done physical therapy a few times and I have never ever worked with such wonderful and kind people as you.

five stars Linda S. Mountain River Patient

I can honesty say your staff and their buoyant attitudes made going to physical therapy an enjoyable and rewarding experience. I commend their professionalism and dedication to their patients.

five stars Richard D. Mountain River Patient

You just can not imagine how much I appreciate you and your wisdom! If you had not found my torn patella tendon, I’d still be falling and the problem would have never been fixed!

five stars Issie D. Mountain River Patient

Your smile and laughter kept my spirits high… while your expertise helped me get back on my feet. You have my thanks and gratitude for all the time you spent assisting my recovery.

five stars Sue W. Mountain River Patient

Reap the benefits of Manual Physical Therapy.

Schedule an appointment or call us at (855) 517-1655.