Manual Therapy or “manipulative therapy” is a hands-on physical therapy practice that includes soft tissue and joint mobilization techniques for decreasing pain and inflammation, as well as for improving muscular function and range of motion.
My continuing education in manual therapy includes joint and tissue mobilization techniques for the neck, foot, knee, shoulder, spine, pelvis, pelvic floor, jaw, and hips. I have also studied podiatric therapy, pathology, neurodynamics, integrative systems, functional manual therapy, and motor control.
Common conditions I treat include:
- Disorders of the jaw, neck, and face
- Back pain, including stenosis, disc pain, facet pain, and fractures
- Disorders of the pelvis, sacrum, sacroiliac joints, and pubis
- Hip impingement, arthritis, labral tears, and tendonopathies
- Shoulder impingement, arthritis, labral tears, and tendonopathies
- Chronic pain, central sensitization, and regional sympathetic dystrophy
- Radiculopathies, referred pain, and nerve compression
- Plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonopathy, and tarsal tunnel syndrome
- Disorders of the wrist, elbow, fingers such as osteoarthritis, tendonopathy, carpal tunnel, trigger finger, Dupuytren’s, and skiier’s thumb
- Ribcage injury such as costal chondritis, “ring” shifts, and joint pain
- Disorders of the nervous system