What is Manual Therapy?

Manual therapy all too often is left out with the continued cost-cutting measures taken by insurance payors. Fortunately, we are still continuing to use this highly effective form of treatment as it is critical to our clinic and patient’s success.

ADI rehab Services 8 Manual Therapy Fran

Why us?

Our approach is to evaluate more than just where you hurt or have movement issues, but to find the origin of your problem and help restore normal and pain free movement.  It can take years of hands-on learning, and practice in the clinic to become effective and efficient in performing complex manual therapy techniques. Equally important is to know what, why and how you are going to treat a specific problem and person. We are fortunate to have physical therapists that possess this knowledge due to their decades of practice, advanced training and continuing education.


Manual Therapy Benefits:

  • Increase range of motion

  • Improve mobility of scar tissue

  • Decrease pain

  • Increase circulation

  • Decrease myofascial restrictions

  • Relax muscles

  • Improve mobility of the nervous system

  • Decrease nerve sensitivity

  • Increase muscle flexibility

  • Decrease inflammation

  • Assist the body in muscle or soft tissue repair

  • Boost the immune system

  • Calm the nervous system

  • Aide sleep

  • Facilitate and normalize movement to improve function


Manual Therapy Techniques: 

  • Massage

  • IASTM/Graston (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage)

  • Soft tissue mobilization

  • Manual lymph drainage

  • Scar mobilization

  • Myofascial release

  • Craniosacral therapy

  • Dynamic cupping 

  • Neurodynamics/Mobilization

  • Joint mobilization

  • Joint manipulation/thrust

  • Mulligan techniques

  • Muscle Energy

  • Traction (manual)

  • Dynamic Neuromuscular Stimulation (DNS)

  • Strain/Counterstain


How Physical Therapy does is important in your rehab?

Experience the difference that a hands-on approach at ADI Rehab can make in your recovery and overall performance.


Call (310).481.0644 or email us to schedule an appointment and begin your one-on-one sports therapy program with one of our trained physical therapists.