Manual Therapy Services

Physical therapist uses manual therapy to treat a patient with an ankle injury at Covenant Health Therapy Centers.

Manual Therapy

It is most often used for musculoskeletal disorders such as chronic back pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, and soft tissue injuries, such as strains, headaches, tightness following surgery, etc.

When performing soft tissue work, therapists apply pressure to the soft tissues of the body, such as the muscles. This pressure can help relax muscles, increase circulation, break up scar tissue, and reduce or eliminate soft tissue inflammation or swelling.

With manual therapy, clinicians also commonly mobilize and manipulate joints. These techniques help reduce pain, correct joint mechanics and allow for early return to exercises and daily function.

Who Benefits from Manual Therapy?

  • Muscle spasms
  • Muscle tension
  • Sprains and strains
  • Headaches
  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Hip, knee, ankle and foot problems
  • Hand, wrist, elbow and shoulder problems

Covenant Therapy Centers accept most insurance and managed care plans. For questions or information about the clinic nearest you call (865) 541-4500.

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