Manual Therapy Denver

Physical Therapists treat musculoskeletal pain and disability. Treatment most commonly includes kneading and manipulation of muscles, joint mobilization, trigger point dry needling, neural mobilization and joint manipulation.

The three most notable forms of manual therapy are manipulation, mobilization and soft tissue mobilization. Manipulation is the artful introduction of a rapid rotational, shear or distraction force into a joint. Manipulation is often associated with an audible popping sound caused by the instantaneous breakdown of gas bubbles that form during joint cavitation. Mobilization is a slower, more controlled process of articular and soft-tissue (myofascial) stretching intended to improve elasticity in joint tissues. Massage is typically the repetitive rubbing, stripping or kneading of myofascial tissues to improve circulation to the tissue. Correction of the underlying biomechanical aspect of an injury helps to avoid re-injury. By incorporating these manual therapy techniques, Jeff Coverly, PT can make these biomechanical corrections and get you back to the activities that you love.