Manual therapy is a treatment delivered by physical and occupational therapists and assistants at CORA who use their hands as opposed to a machine to help patients with musculoskeletal dysfunction. By applying pressure on muscle tissue and joints, therapists can decrease pain, swelling and inflammation and improve mobility, flexibility and function.
Certified Manual Therapist are clinicians who have received specialized training in manual techniques. The designation recognizes that these clinicians have completed and passed advanced training to improve the outcomes and clinical care patients enjoy.
When you arrive at CORA for therapy, the first thing our clinicians do is listen. Your therapist uses clinical decision-making to determine if manual therapy is right for you. They pay close attention to where you say you feel pain or are experiencing stiffness. You’ll find the treatment not only effective but relaxing. Most leave with a heightened sense of well-being.
To continue healing and prevent a reoccurrence, you’ll be encouraged to add an exercise program to your routine. This might include stretching and strengthening exercises as well as some form of low-impact aerobic activity.