Manual Therapy (mobilization, manipulation, MFR)

Manual therapy is an important part of your care plan. When compared to patients that are prescribed exercise alone versus those who also receive manual therapy, the group receiving both often has better outcomes.

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The Institute for Athletic Medicine offers the following methods of providing manual therapy:

  • Joint and spine mobilization and manipulation
  • Tool-assisted soft tissue mobilization, including Graston technique, ASTYM® soft tissue therapy, the SCOUT tool, and HawkGrips
  • Active Release Technique (ART)
  • Dry needling
  • Myofascial release

Your provider will use manual therapy as needed and supplement it with a home exercise program designed to maintain the benefits of the manual therapy you receive. The type of manual therapy provided is the result of your therapist’s training, expertise, and judgment for effectiveness related to your symptoms. In many cases, your provider has taken advanced coursework or has even become certified in the use of these techniques.

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Contact your preferred Institute for Athletic Medicine location or provider to learn more about the techniques they use and find out if manual therapy would work for you.

To schedule an appointment, call 612-672-7100.