Manual therapy is the skilled hands-on treatment provided by a licensed professional such as a physical therapist, chiropractor, or doctor of osteopathy. Manual therapy has a range of treatment approaches including: passive range of motion, soft tissue and joint mobilization, traction, and proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. Passive range of motion is where the therapist provides joint range of motion without the patient assisting, such as in cases of post-operative conditions ie: rotator cuff repairs, total knee replacements. Soft tissue mobilization is the approach used to disrupt tissue adhesions via myofascial release, active release, and trigger point release. Joint mobilizations are a graded approach to assist in the passive application of force to help a dysfunctional joint move more efficiently. Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation is a neurologic approach which has been also adapted to orthopaedics to rehabilitate optimal coordination patterns.
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