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Manual Therapy in Aurora, IL

Manual therapy is often what people think of when you say “physical therapy.” A foundational aspect of physical therapy, manual therapy is the hands-on treatment that is particularly effective in reducing pain and inflammation, starting tissue repair, and improving function.

This traditional approach works well in conjunction with other treatment modalities. So, it is almost always recommended as part of a comprehensive physical therapy recovery plan. 

Manual therapy focuses on the biomechanical, tissue-based cause of the injury or disease. Patients find several benefits, including 

  • Pain relief
  • Improved muscular flexibility
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Increased joint mobility
  • Greater range of motion
  • Faster, more complete healing

Physical therapy using the practitioner’s hands is manual therapy. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) explains manual therapy as “skilled hand movements and skilled passive movements of joints and soft tissue.” 

Call Physical Therapy Advantage today for a complete assessment, diagnosis, and a recovery plan that includes manual therapy.

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