• PHONE: 434-984-0303 • FAX: 434-984-0330
1924 Arlington Blvd., Ste. 100
Charlottesville, VA 22903
• PHONE: 434-823-7628 • FAX: 434-823-7681
5690 Three Notch'd. Rd., Suite 107
Crozet, VA 22932
Our physical therapists have extensive training in manual therapy
techniques. We use manual therapy as part of our comprehensive
treatment plan, aware that manual therapy can restore pain-free
motion more quickly and effectively than exercise alone.
Manual therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that is
delivered with a hands-on approach for orthopedic and
neuromuscular dysfunctions to restore normal joint mobility and
muscle tissue length or relaxation. We prefer this therapy since it is
found to reduce pain caused by muscle spasm, muscle tension and
joint dysfunction. Our treatment strategies include joint mobilization, myofascial release, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF) stretching, strain-counter strain, trigger point release, muscle energy technique, and kinesio taping techniques.
As part of our comprehensive treatment plan, we also educate
patients in proper posture and body mechanics to function more
efficiently and reduce strain.