Manipulative therapy is a form of physical therapy or chiropractic therapy during which the practitioner uses his or her hands to massage, stretch, apply pressure, and overcome resistance to targeted areas of the body in order to treat musculoskeletal and joint dysfunction.
There are two main types of manipulative therapy:
- Soft tissue manipulation – massage and strategically placed pressure
- Mobilization or manipulation – movement and force are used to twist, pull, or push the muscles and joints into a more functional, pain-free alignment.
Manipulative therapy can treat or alleviate the symptoms of a variety of physical dysfunctions, such as:
- Headaches and neck pain
- Back pain
- Hip pain
- Joint pain
- Poor posture
The physicians at Cedar Hill Pain and Rehab can help determine the best treatment plan that works for you and improves your quality of life.