Manual Therapy in Layton


How Can Manual Therapy Help Me?


If you are experiencing increased pain and stiffening in any of your joints and muscles, our manual therapy options in Layton are often helpful. Patients seek out this type of physical therapy for a variety of mobility issues.

For example, you may be finding it difficult to get up from a sitting or lying position, as well as bending over, without back pain and stiffness. You may also find that your neck or shoulders “freeze” and give you pain when you pursue everyday actions such as reaching for items, or driving. In fact, debilitating pain and stiffness in muscles and joints can happen virtually anywhere on your body.

What Kinds of Manual Therapy Exist?

Manual therapy is the hands-on component of physical therapy, but there are several different sub-categories within the practice of manual therapy. Each has its own benefits, depending on what the underlying problem is. Among the most widely used are:

Soft Tissue Massage Soft tissue mobilization, or massage, focuses on muscles, ligaments and tendons. Often if a patient hasn’t had a chance to use a set of muscles due to illness, or has been injured in that area, the tissues can become scarred, and robbed of the precious fluids that promote flexibility. Soft tissue massage focuses on limbering up these damaged areas, while promoting overall wellness.

Joint Mobilization A “restricted joint” issue often occurs after an injury, such as falling and twisting your back, or wrenching your shoulder. The injury to the joint leads to muscle spasms and restricted movement. A skilled physical therapist practices joint mobilization movements, such as a “glide and slide” of opposing bones, in order to get the joints working properly again.

Neuromuscular Techniques At times, muscles work themselves into abnormal states, in which the muscle’s stretch reflex has difficulty relaxing itself. To treat this, physical therapists use a technique known as “strain/counterstrain” that guides the problematic muscle into positions that are “opposite” the ones at which pain and tenderness starts. Staying in this position of slight tension helps relieve the spasms by gently pulling the muscles into the opposite direction of the reflex spasms.

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Where Can I get Manual Therapy for my Pain and Stiffness?

Our expert physical therapists are highly qualified to practice manual therapy. With years of specialized training, our physical therapist provide gentle, hands-on therapies that address a broad range of muscle and joint conditions and injuries. This includes soft tissue mobilization, joint mobilization, and neuromuscular techniques to help you feel better.

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Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

The staff of Rock Run physical therapy are very kind ,it is a very good place to receive therapy , I felt very comfortable to be there and now my knee pain is better.
— Rosa Maria Valderramos, Posted January 12th 2020 on google
Went in barely walking. Dr said groin pull. Took about a minute for that to be shown wrong. Few exercises I felt a lot better. Doing the "homework" it's a major improvement in 2 days. Got texts checking on me. Who does that anymore? Unbelievable service!!
— hossblur1, Posted December 20th 2019 on google
The staff at Rock Run is simply awesome. Branden is very professional, attentive and caring. I absolutely recommend Rock Run for PT, 5 stars 0 complaint.
— Pascal Begin, Posted November 14th 2019 on google
The staff if very friendly. It feels like they actually care about my well-being and rehabilitation.
— Jeremy Tyler, Posted October 4th 2019 on google
Terrific staff. Always pleasant at check-in. Brandon takes the time to listen, seems to value your opinion of your progress, and explains everything he has you do in terms specific to how it will improve your recovery. If you have to do physical therapy, it's hard to imagine a better experience. I feel they have co...
— Joe Crow, Posted August 22nd 2019 on google

Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

The staff of Rock Run physical therapy are very kind ,it is a very good place to receive therapy , I felt very comfortable to be there and now my knee pain is better.
— Rosa Maria Valderramos, Posted January 12th 2020 on google
Went in barely walking. Dr said groin pull. Took about a minute for that to be shown wrong. Few exercises I felt a lot better. Doing the "homework" it's a major improvement in 2 days. Got texts checking on me. Who does that anymore? Unbelievable service!!
— hossblur1, Posted December 20th 2019 on google
The staff at Rock Run is simply awesome. Branden is very professional, attentive and caring. I absolutely recommend Rock Run for PT, 5 stars 0 complaint.
— Pascal Begin, Posted November 14th 2019 on google
The staff if very friendly. It feels like they actually care about my well-being and rehabilitation.
— Jeremy Tyler, Posted October 4th 2019 on google
Terrific staff. Always pleasant at check-in. Brandon takes the time to listen, seems to value your opinion of your progress, and explains everything he has you do in terms specific to how it will improve your recovery. If you have to do physical therapy, it's hard to imagine a better experience. I feel they have co...
— Joe Crow, Posted August 22nd 2019 on google

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Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Brandon Hepner
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Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists - Layton, Amanda Embry
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