Manual Therapy in Utah


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 Utah 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!

I have had a great experience with the entire staff at Rock Run Physical Therapy. You get detailed one-on-one time while you are there to ensure that you are making progress. I have tried many different treatments for my issue, and am finally feeling relief and feel this is a long term solution to my pain.
— Lyndsie Crosby, Posted June 1st 2019. View More Reviews
I have received the"Best" available physical therapy from Rock Run for my two knee replacements, a shoulder surgery and just recently some neck pain with light laser therapy. Thank you all at Rock Run, especially Jerrin. You all made me feel normal again after many years of knee pain. I recommend Brandon and his staff
— Elizabeth Gelinas, Posted May 31st 2019. View More Reviews
My family & I have been going to Rock Run Physical Therapy since it opened up. The staff is Amazing, they listen to your concerns, encourage you & help you push through the hardest part of therapy, they are your biggest cheerleaders. I have nothing but good things to say about them. I won't go to any other physical the...
— Becky Stitt, Posted May 31st 2019. View More Reviews
My family & I have been going to Rock Run Physical Therapy since it opened up. The staff is Amazing, they listen to your concerns, encourage you & help you push through the hardest part of therapy, they are your biggest cheerleaders. I have …
— Becky Stitt, Posted May 24th 2019. View More Reviews
In Feb 02, 2019 I ruptured my ACL and tore my meniscus in my right knee skiing. Surgery was scheduled for the end of the month. While I was waiting surgery I interviewed a few different Physical Therapists in order to find the right one to help get me back to skiing. After speaking with Josh Brown he told me what type ...
— David Farr, Posted April 30th 2019. View More Reviews
Very personable, kind and knowledgeable! Thank you!
— SassyLou Smith, Posted April 30th 2019. View More Reviews
In Feb 02, 2019 I ruptured my ACL and tore my meniscus in my right knee skiing. Surgery was scheduled for the end of the month. While I was waiting surgery I interviewed a few different Physical Therapists in order to find the right one to …
— David Farr, Posted April 30th 2019. View More Reviews
Very personable, kind and knowledgeable! Thank you!
— Cindy Smith, Posted April 29th 2019. View More Reviews
Great staff with great PT support equipment and PT ideas to help you achieve your goal. I am wrapping up my knee replacement PT and have been very pleased with my experience. Brenda and her staff are amazing!
— Kevin Neville, Posted March 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda is the best Pysical Therapist I've ever met! I've had aquatic therapy, astym, e-stem, etc., and have never left disappointed. However, I've left disappointed with many of the big PT chains in Layton, South Jordan, and West Point, but Rock Run in Syracuse is the only one I'll recommend because of the way I'm car...
— Lady Sylvia, Posted March 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Great place! I love it. Been coming here for years. Josh is an excellent therapist to work with!! Brandon and his staff are excellent they take very good care of you.
— Denise Call, Posted February 28th 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda, Bailey and the entire Rock Run team have been great! Always tailored care to my needs. Their scheduling is very flexible and convenient. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get back on track physically. They listen to …
— Seth Teague, Posted February 15th 2019. View More Reviews
Awesome staff, great outcome from my personalized plan of care and rehab goals.
— Lisa Didier, Posted February 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda, Bailey and the entire Rock Run team have been great! Always tailored care to my needs. Their scheduling is very flexible and convenient. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get back on track physically. They listen to your concerns and create you a care plan based on what you say, how you are fee...
— Seth Teague, Posted February 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Everyone At Rock Run was awesome. I was there a lot for a few weeks and felt like family. I am still doing the exercises that they recommend for me to do. I believe the laser and a stem treatments help immensely. A big hug and Thank you to all who helped with my recovery.
— Connie Bott, Posted February 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda and her staff are amazing and friendly. They explained the exercises I needed to do for my shoulder in easy to understand terms.
— Jeff Somerville, Posted February 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Everyone at Rock Run Physical Therapy is kind, compassionate, and very, VERY competent. Even though physical therapy, by its very nature, can be very painful, going to Rock Run was a true pleasure. I enjoyed my visits there and I really enjoy the results of their services. They strengthen my feeble knees and put...
— Teresa Hislop, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
I had such a great experience at Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. I got to go at my own pace and my recovery went as well as I could have expected. 5 Stars they are great.
— Sally Willard, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
Everyone at Rock Run Physical Therapy is kind, compassionate, and very, VERY competent. Even though physical therapy, by its very nature, can be very painful, going to Rock Run was a true pleasure. I enjoyed my visits there and I …
— Teresa Hislop, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
This was the second time that I received physical therapy treatments and each time everyone at Rock Run has far exceeded all of my expectations! Very caring and professional staff and extremely friendly. I highly recommend Rock Run Physical Therapy to everyone. A tremendous thank you to all of the sensational member...
— Clive Ingram, Posted January 1st 2019. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are …
— Milo Prusse, Posted December 15th 2018. View More Reviews
This was the second time that I received physical therapy treatments and each time everyone at Rock Run has far exceeded all of my expectations! Very caring and professional staff and extremely friendly. I highly recommend Rock Run …
— Clive Ingram, Posted December 15th 2018. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are all awesome. I enjoy going in because it feels like friends who are helping me a...
— Milo Prusse, Posted December 1st 2018. View More Reviews
They were very professional in determining my problem and setting a course of action. All of the therapists were very personable and were attentive to my needs. Would highly recommend them to anyone requiring physical therapy.
— Susan Deas, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
I had a hip replacement. After therapy I could do every thing I did before my surgery. My balance is good and when I walk, I can walk 2 miles and feel really good.
— Phyllis Rogerson, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
Rock Run therapy is full of caring concerned workers. From the front desk to the therapists they are professional and help with your problems, I have been there for two different things, my knee was giving me problems and then I had a fall prevention help I felt both of these were very worthwhile and addressed my ...
— GM Peterson, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
Went to Rock Run for my physical therapy after total knee replacement. My recovery was right on track because of their help. Very knowledgeable and kind staff. Thank you Rock Run!!
— Lola Jean Lamb, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
PAIN FREE!!! Thanks to Astym therapy and laser treatment for planters fasciitis, at Rock Run PT. It took several treatments but Brandon was knowledgeable, understanding and professional. Nice friendly atmosphere with undivided attention. I LOVE TO MOVE PAIN FREE, Thanks Rock Run!
— Debbie, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are all awesome. I enjoy going in because it feels like friends who are helping me a...
— The Russian Chunga‘s, Posted November 29th 2018. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are all awesome. I enjoy going in because it feels like friends who are helping me a...
— Sarah Prusse, Posted November 17th 2018. View More Reviews
I came to Rock Run as essentially a first and hopefully last step to correct some recurring back problems that I was previously unable to keep in check before. I am 39 years old and had some overuse and sports related minor injuries to my back. Brenda took the time to understand my history and possible injury mechani...
— Abe Kearl, Posted September 1st 2018. View More Reviews
Staff is friendly, knowledgeable and caring. The facilities are very nice, clean and comfortable. I feel stronger!
— Sarimin Rivera, Posted September 1st 2018. View More Reviews
I came to Rock Run as essentially a first and hopefully last step to correct some recurring back problems that I was previously unable to keep in check before. I am 39 years old and had some overuse and sports related minor injuries to my …
— Abe Kearl, Posted August 15th 2018. View More Reviews

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!

I have had a great experience with the entire staff at Rock Run Physical Therapy. You get detailed one-on-one time while you are there to ensure that you are making progress. I have tried many different treatments for my issue, and am finally feeling relief and feel this is a long term solution to my pain.
— Lyndsie Crosby, Posted June 1st 2019. View More Reviews
I have received the"Best" available physical therapy from Rock Run for my two knee replacements, a shoulder surgery and just recently some neck pain with light laser therapy. Thank you all at Rock Run, especially Jerrin. You all made me feel normal again after many years of knee pain. I recommend Brandon and his staff
— Elizabeth Gelinas, Posted May 31st 2019. View More Reviews
My family & I have been going to Rock Run Physical Therapy since it opened up. The staff is Amazing, they listen to your concerns, encourage you & help you push through the hardest part of therapy, they are your biggest cheerleaders. I have nothing but good things to say about them. I won't go to any other physical the...
— Becky Stitt, Posted May 31st 2019. View More Reviews
My family & I have been going to Rock Run Physical Therapy since it opened up. The staff is Amazing, they listen to your concerns, encourage you & help you push through the hardest part of therapy, they are your biggest cheerleaders. I have …
— Becky Stitt, Posted May 24th 2019. View More Reviews
In Feb 02, 2019 I ruptured my ACL and tore my meniscus in my right knee skiing. Surgery was scheduled for the end of the month. While I was waiting surgery I interviewed a few different Physical Therapists in order to find the right one to help get me back to skiing. After speaking with Josh Brown he told me what type ...
— David Farr, Posted April 30th 2019. View More Reviews
Very personable, kind and knowledgeable! Thank you!
— SassyLou Smith, Posted April 30th 2019. View More Reviews
In Feb 02, 2019 I ruptured my ACL and tore my meniscus in my right knee skiing. Surgery was scheduled for the end of the month. While I was waiting surgery I interviewed a few different Physical Therapists in order to find the right one to …
— David Farr, Posted April 30th 2019. View More Reviews
Very personable, kind and knowledgeable! Thank you!
— Cindy Smith, Posted April 29th 2019. View More Reviews
Great staff with great PT support equipment and PT ideas to help you achieve your goal. I am wrapping up my knee replacement PT and have been very pleased with my experience. Brenda and her staff are amazing!
— Kevin Neville, Posted March 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda is the best Pysical Therapist I've ever met! I've had aquatic therapy, astym, e-stem, etc., and have never left disappointed. However, I've left disappointed with many of the big PT chains in Layton, South Jordan, and West Point, but Rock Run in Syracuse is the only one I'll recommend because of the way I'm car...
— Lady Sylvia, Posted March 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Great place! I love it. Been coming here for years. Josh is an excellent therapist to work with!! Brandon and his staff are excellent they take very good care of you.
— Denise Call, Posted February 28th 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda, Bailey and the entire Rock Run team have been great! Always tailored care to my needs. Their scheduling is very flexible and convenient. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get back on track physically. They listen to …
— Seth Teague, Posted February 15th 2019. View More Reviews
Awesome staff, great outcome from my personalized plan of care and rehab goals.
— Lisa Didier, Posted February 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda, Bailey and the entire Rock Run team have been great! Always tailored care to my needs. Their scheduling is very flexible and convenient. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get back on track physically. They listen to your concerns and create you a care plan based on what you say, how you are fee...
— Seth Teague, Posted February 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Everyone At Rock Run was awesome. I was there a lot for a few weeks and felt like family. I am still doing the exercises that they recommend for me to do. I believe the laser and a stem treatments help immensely. A big hug and Thank you to all who helped with my recovery.
— Connie Bott, Posted February 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Brenda and her staff are amazing and friendly. They explained the exercises I needed to do for my shoulder in easy to understand terms.
— Jeff Somerville, Posted February 1st 2019. View More Reviews
Everyone at Rock Run Physical Therapy is kind, compassionate, and very, VERY competent. Even though physical therapy, by its very nature, can be very painful, going to Rock Run was a true pleasure. I enjoyed my visits there and I really enjoy the results of their services. They strengthen my feeble knees and put...
— Teresa Hislop, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
I had such a great experience at Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists. The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. I got to go at my own pace and my recovery went as well as I could have expected. 5 Stars they are great.
— Sally Willard, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
Everyone at Rock Run Physical Therapy is kind, compassionate, and very, VERY competent. Even though physical therapy, by its very nature, can be very painful, going to Rock Run was a true pleasure. I enjoyed my visits there and I …
— Teresa Hislop, Posted January 31st 2019. View More Reviews
This was the second time that I received physical therapy treatments and each time everyone at Rock Run has far exceeded all of my expectations! Very caring and professional staff and extremely friendly. I highly recommend Rock Run Physical Therapy to everyone. A tremendous thank you to all of the sensational member...
— Clive Ingram, Posted January 1st 2019. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are …
— Milo Prusse, Posted December 15th 2018. View More Reviews
This was the second time that I received physical therapy treatments and each time everyone at Rock Run has far exceeded all of my expectations! Very caring and professional staff and extremely friendly. I highly recommend Rock Run …
— Clive Ingram, Posted December 15th 2018. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are all awesome. I enjoy going in because it feels like friends who are helping me a...
— Milo Prusse, Posted December 1st 2018. View More Reviews
They were very professional in determining my problem and setting a course of action. All of the therapists were very personable and were attentive to my needs. Would highly recommend them to anyone requiring physical therapy.
— Susan Deas, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
I had a hip replacement. After therapy I could do every thing I did before my surgery. My balance is good and when I walk, I can walk 2 miles and feel really good.
— Phyllis Rogerson, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
Rock Run therapy is full of caring concerned workers. From the front desk to the therapists they are professional and help with your problems, I have been there for two different things, my knee was giving me problems and then I had a fall prevention help I felt both of these were very worthwhile and addressed my ...
— GM Peterson, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
Went to Rock Run for my physical therapy after total knee replacement. My recovery was right on track because of their help. Very knowledgeable and kind staff. Thank you Rock Run!!
— Lola Jean Lamb, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
PAIN FREE!!! Thanks to Astym therapy and laser treatment for planters fasciitis, at Rock Run PT. It took several treatments but Brandon was knowledgeable, understanding and professional. Nice friendly atmosphere with undivided attention. I LOVE TO MOVE PAIN FREE, Thanks Rock Run!
— Debbie, Posted November 30th 2018. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are all awesome. I enjoy going in because it feels like friends who are helping me a...
— The Russian Chunga‘s, Posted November 29th 2018. View More Reviews
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are all awesome. I enjoy going in because it feels like friends who are helping me a...
— Sarah Prusse, Posted November 17th 2018. View More Reviews
I came to Rock Run as essentially a first and hopefully last step to correct some recurring back problems that I was previously unable to keep in check before. I am 39 years old and had some overuse and sports related minor injuries to my back. Brenda took the time to understand my history and possible injury mechani...
— Abe Kearl, Posted September 1st 2018. View More Reviews
Staff is friendly, knowledgeable and caring. The facilities are very nice, clean and comfortable. I feel stronger!
— Sarimin Rivera, Posted September 1st 2018. View More Reviews
I came to Rock Run as essentially a first and hopefully last step to correct some recurring back problems that I was previously unable to keep in check before. I am 39 years old and had some overuse and sports related minor injuries to my …
— Abe Kearl, Posted August 15th 2018. View More Reviews

Meet the Team


Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Brandon Hepner
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Joshua Brown
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Brenda Hogge
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Jerrin
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Amanda Embry
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Don Carter
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Maddie Fowler
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Bailee
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Beth
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Annie Calder

Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists Workshops

FREE Community Wellness Workshops


Rock Run Physical Therapy offers FREE Workshops to help educate the community on a variety of subjects. They have been very well received and seats fill up fast! All the Workshops are educational, interactive, and entertaining. At the workshops, you will get to meet people who are having the same questions and problems as you AND you will get to have your questions answered!

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