Manual Therapy

Pro Motion Physical Therapy | Mclean VA | Wellness

Manual therapy is a hands-on treatment by clinicians to treat muscle aches, joint pain, and limited range of motion. It encompasses a variety of techniques including soft tissue mobilization of muscles, specific joint mobilization, and joint manipulation.

The three most notable forms of manual therapy are:

  1. Manipulation is the application of a rapid force into a joint(s). Manipulation is often associated with an audible popping sound called cavitation.
  2. Mobilization is a slower, more controlled process of articular and soft-tissue stretching intended to improve joint mobility.
  3. Massage is typically the repetitive rubbing, stripping or kneading of muscle and fascia tissues to facilitate healing.

Manual therapy has been proven to be an important part of an overall conservative treatment plan for a variety of conditions including:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Stiffness/Limited Range of Motion
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Limited Joint Range of Motion
  • Capsule Tightness
  • Postsurgical Stiffness
  • Much More

Manual physical therapy is a hands-on clinical approach to normalizing muscle tone and function. Normalizing muscle function improves ease of movement, reduces pain, and enhances response to exercise. Techniques commonly used in our office include joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, cranial sacral therapy, muscle energy technique, and visceral manipulation.

  • Pro Motion Physical Therapy | Mclean VA | Wellness
  • Pro Motion Physical Therapy | Mclean VA | Wellness
  • Pro Motion Physical Therapy | Mclean VA | Wellness
  • Pro Motion Physical Therapy | Mclean VA | Wellness

Chronic Pain lasts for several months and in some cases, for several years. With this, pain sensations remain active through the nervous system long after injuries have healed. Chronic pain can begin after injury, surgery, infection, emotional trauma, or even in the absence of physical injury. Physical therapy is one component of a multidisciplinary approach to treating chronic pain. Our physical therapists can work to reduce pain sensations and help patients regain their lives.

Pro Motion Physical Therapy offers wellness plans for our patients who wish to continue hands-on care and exercises with us beyond traditional insurance coverage. With wellness, health conscience consumers are able to be proactive in preventing musculoskeletal problems before they arise or continue to address chronic problems. So whether you are trying to cope with chronic injuries, prepare for your next active vacation, or just enjoy the ease of movement and wellbeing characteristic of holistic care, we here to support you every step of the way.

Pro Motion Physical Therapy emphasizes one-on-one treatment for all of our patients in order to provide a whole body approach to your health. We utilize hands-on care and exercises provided in private treatment rooms to address your healthcare concerns with kindness and respect. The one-on-one attention allows us to focus entirely on your individual needs during your treatment session. We create a safe and calm space to address your pain and limitations while keeping your healthcare private. You deserve this dignity in your care.

The clinicians at Pro Motion Physical Therapy are highly trained in the evaluation, treatment, and prevention of sports related injuries. Our therapists will take the time to assess and implement treatments designed to optimize sports specific movement patterns. Through manual therapy and individualized exercises we can work with you to minimize time off and maximize your performance on the field!

Manual therapy is typically part of a complete treatment plan that is customized for your specific needs. Give is a call to learn how we can incorporate manual therapy into your rehabilitation program.

Pro Motion Physical Therapy | Mclean VA | Wellness

To learn more about our manual therapy services or
request an appointment give us a call at
(703) 848-9333