Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy is any “hands-on” treatment provided by a licensed physical therapist. Treatment may include moving joints in specific directions and at different speeds to regain movement, muscle stretching, passive movements of the affected body part, or having the patient move the body part against the therapist’s resistance to improve muscle activation and timing. At times specific soft tissue techniques may also be used to improve the mobility and function of tissue and muscles. Each of our four Apex locations has clinically certified physical therapists that incorporates manual therapy techniques to help patients regain function and reach their goals.
The services of our orthopaedic manual physical therapists are recommended if you have muscle, joint, or soft tissue conditions that affect movement, strength, posture, or cause pain. This not only includes common disorders associated with trauma, post-operative recovery, poor posture, overuse, athletic injuries, obesity, arthritis, or congenital conditions. Orthopaedic medicine in physical therapy focuses on the body’s musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.