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Manual Therapy in Utah

Roy, Syracuse, & Layton, 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.

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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Rock Run Physical Therapy offers aware winning physical therapy in Northern Utah. Voted Best Physical Therapy in 2019, 2020, and 2021 by the Standard Examiner. We are proud to serve our patients with three convinient locations in Layton, Roy, and Syracuse, UT. Our team understands that it is our morale obligation to help and serve as many individuals as we can throughout the Wasatch Region. We are here to provide the best physical therapy and recovery to you and your family. Get started today!
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801-985-2700 | 385-888-7890
5991 S 3500 W #300, Roy, UT 84067
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385-515-4810
1730 E 3100 N #1 Layton, UT 84040
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780 S 2000 W STE A104, Syracuse, UT 84075
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