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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!

When I first came in to Rock Run I had so much pain in my left shoulder I couldn’t sleep. At the end of my therapy I sleep without pain, and the pain in my shoulder is significantly less with my day-to-day activities. I worked in physical therapy previously so I had very high expectations. Rock Run exceeded all my expectations! The staff are amazing! I would highly recommend Rock Run for Physical Therapy needs.

5 Stars

Michael M.

— Michael M., Posted July 23, 2021

The staff at Rock Run was amazing. They were all so fun and caring.
Jerrin was very instrumental in my quick recovery. He gave both Johnny and I exercises to do at home that were helpful.
I would highly recommend Rock Run to anyone I need of physical therapy.

5 Stars

Johnny & Diane H.

— Johnny & Diane H., Posted July 22, 2021

The people here are the best. They really make you work so you can become better at doing things. I can do things now that doesn’t hurt like it use to. I will come back if I need PT again.

5 Stars

Luella K 2021

— Luella K., Posted July 21, 2021

Best experience I have had with Physical Therapy. Great balance of pain control and progress. I limped in the first time and could jog out today! With a little more work I’ll be running soon!

Thank you!

5 Stars

  • Sarah R.
— Sarah R., Posted July 19, 2021

It has been so many years since I have been able to do any physical activity that I lost hope in the physical therapy. Since starting my treatment with Rock Run I have gained mobility, confidence, as well as my life back. Thank you for giving me back my freedom!

5 Stars

Kayla L. 2021

— Kayla L., Posted July 15, 2021

I was skeptical at first but my improvement changed my mind. The diagnoses and treatments were spot on. They teach you how to heal yourself. Stick to regiment and you will see results. I enjoyed the staff and our conversations. Truly a great experience.

5 Stars

  • Bryan B.
— Bryan B., Posted July 14, 2021

I remember I was very hesitant with going to therapy. My fiancé and my co workers all told me for a year I should and at least give it a try. As the pain got worse, I gave in. Even though the pain is still not gone fully, I was not disappointed. Everyone worked very hard to help with the pain and I felt like they actually cared, which they did. We did multiple things and exercises for multiple pains in my body. I felt like I made friends while here. They cared about my interests, my job and life. Always asked about how my book was going and about my wedding. With all their patients, I enjoyed that they took the time to learn my name and all about me. I definitely do not regret my decision on going to Rock Run.

5 Stars

Makayla W. 2021

— Makayla W., Posted July 12, 2021

This is the best place ever for physical therapy! Everyone is so curious and knowledgeable. The exercises given are what you need. I do not want to ever go anywhere else. I have developed a great rapport with this group.

5 Stars

Ginny R. 2021

— Ginny R., Posted July 9, 2021

I came in with a broken neck (C2) in which my mobility was really bad. With the PT I have been able to go from immobility to being able to do what I feel comfortable trying and sometimes I’m successful. Can play a round of golf and not be afraid of hurting myself again. Truly never thought I could do the things I am doing now. Truly amazing thank you so much

5 Stars

Troy G. 2021

— Troy G., Posted July 8, 2021

This is my second total knee replacement. And both experiences exceeded my expectations! I am able to go up and down stairs better now than I have been able to in several years. I can walk without limping for the first time also. I recommend Rock Run PT to everyone and I am grateful that they are so close to my work and home. Everyone is very professional and they are fun to work with. Thanks for treating me like a “VIP”!

5 Stars

Clive I. 2021

— Clive I., Posted July 7, 2021

My therapy at Rock Run has been very beneficial as I have improved my stability, range of motion, and balance. I have had 2 total knee replacements in the last eleven months. I feel so much better as I do my daily activities and I’ve increased my ability to walk, stand, and do household duties. I appreciate the staff at Rock Run for their dedicated and professional care.

5 Stars

Jessie B. 2021

 

 

— Jessie B., Posted July 3, 2021

They’ve done a great job. Always greeted with a smile. Fun to talk to. Always happy to help me through the paces. Conveniently located except when the wind blows the wrong way… PU dump!

I can walk without a walker and get to where I want to go. Thought the scraping was very beneficial. Thanks for helping me through the recovery process. Thank you for the encouragement and smiles.

5 Stars

  • Steve G.
— Steve G., Posted July 1, 2021

My experience at Rock Run has been great. The folks I have worked with have been wonderful. They have pushed me into being comfortable with walking, stairs, standing and balance. Which I have had trouble with doing post-surgery. I now feel confident doing all those things. This has been wonderful and very friendly. I truly have enjoyed doing the work and even the hard things have improved. Thanks to all of you for the smiles and friendship, you guys are great!!!

5 Stars

Susan F. 2021

— Susan F., Posted June 25, 2021

I came in due to my right shoulder weakness after an injury 8 months before. Within 6 weeks, I was back to normal function. The stagg was aweseome no matter who I had for the session. I would highly recommened to anyone to come here for rehab after an injury of any kind.

5 Stars

Bonnie B 2021

 

— Bonnie B., Posted June 20, 2021

I came into Rock Run with 2 herniated disks. I had very limited motion and couldn’t sleep through the night. The team at rock run was excellent. In only a couple of visits, I saw significant improvement. They do a great job and I would fully recommend them.

5 Stars

Dan B. 2021

— Dan B., Posted June 19, 2021

I love these guys. I broke my tibia, fibula and ankle and started at Rock Run before I could even put any pressure on that leg and I’m now walking 13 weeks later. I probably still have another month to go but it seems like a miracle to me. They listen to me and adjust the program according to the things I need the most. They are always encouraging and kind and easy to work with. I hope to never need them again but if I did I wouldn’t hesitate to return to Rock Run Physical Therapy.

5 Stars

  • Pete B.  2021
— Pete B., Posted June 18, 2021

My visits were so good and it helped! My shoulder was so stiff when I started, and I couldn’t move it. Now I can move it all around and it doesn’t hurt anymore. The ladies are so good and nice here. I will come back if I need to.

5 Stars

Robin. S 2021

— Robin S., Posted June 17, 2021

I felt well taken care of. All of my concerns were discussed and addressed fully. Everyone is so knowledgeable and personable. Thank you!

5 Stars

Stephanie J. 2021

— Stephanie J., Posted June 16, 2021

I had a great experience. The attention I got was beyond expectation. I have been to other PT clinics and I never got as much attention as I did here. I enjoyed coming in for PT every week. I learned a lot of new exercises and I have a new outlook on my shoulder rehab. I never thought I would be able to get back to where I was pre injury but now I know I can thanks to the knowledge and patience of the members of Rock Run. I have recommended this place to others and I will continue to recommend Rock Run. Thank you to all the people here.

5 Stars                                      Mark S. 2021

— Mark S., Posted June 3, 2021

Jerrin and Alec were great helping me with exercise and stretches to help me gain better strength in my core and hip and improve my hip and leg mobility. I had great difficulty walking after sitting for a long care ride and now I can do it without the weakness and pain that I previously experienced. It was all a good experience for me.

-Maxine P.

5 Stars

— Maxine P., Posted May 31, 2021

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