Manual therapy techniques may include, but are not limited to:
Soft Tissue Massage
Chiropractic massage treatments are a little different than those you might see at a spa. These are more therapeutic in nature, and with a medical intention.
Our and chiropractors use massage treatments as a way to manipulate the soft tissues, working to break up scar tissue and adhesions caused by inflammation or injury.
This is done through deep pressure and rhythmic stretching, allowing them to find and mobilize areas of your body that are heavily restricted. These techniques also help to improve blood flow and circulation of the affected muscles and soft tissues.
When you experience severe pain after sustaining an injury, it is usually the result of a restricted joint. Our and chiropractors are specially trained in mobilizations to restricted joints by applying pressure at a low velocity.
Mobilization techniques are safe, effective, and painless, allowing for an increase in your range of motion, and the improvement of the restricted joint’s mobility.
When our chiropractors perform manual traction, they will apply gentle force to a certain area of the body, in order to gently stretch the soft tissues and restore normal, natural movement.
While the neck is the most common area for manual traction, it can also be performed on other parts of the body, including the arms, legs, and back.