Manual Therapy in Syracuse


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 Syracuse 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!

This is the place for Physical Therapy! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and great at what they do. If you need Physical Therapy there is now other choice but Rock Run.
— Edward Carey, Posted January 24th 2020 on google
I came here after my knee surgery and within a month I was back to my normal self! They spend one on one time with you and make sure your getting all the help you need. I really appreciate them and what they have done for me to get back to my active self!
— Alyson Hotchkiss, Posted January 24th 2020 on google
Rock Run PT is awesome! This is the only place I or my family will ever even consider for physical therapy! The staff is so helpful and friendly, and the atmosphere is always warm and inviting. They consistently go above and beyond to help you achieve goals as you heal. If possible, I would leave not just 5 but 100 sta...
— A T, Posted December 31st 2019 on google
The Staff was professional in there efforts of ease the pain I was experiencing. But most of all they were fun to be around. I find this to be the most important. How can you relax if the staff is not engaged with you and are concerned about your condition. Great job.
— William Hazelwood, Posted November 30th 2019 on google
The Staff was professional in there efforts of ease the pain I was experiencing. But most of all they were fun to be around. I find this to be the most important. How can you relax if the staff is not engaged with you and are concerned about your condition. Great job.
— William Hazelwood, Posted November 7th 2019 on google
I have enjoyed working with Brenda and all the staff at Syracuse and feel that progress is being made in my therapy. I was surprised to see how effective the pool therapy was.
— Rick Hill, Posted August 31st 2019 on google
I have enjoyed working with Brenda and all the staff at Syracuse and feel that progress is being made in my therapy. I was surprised to see how effective the pool therapy was.
— Rick Hill, Posted August 21st 2019 on google
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 21st 2019 on google
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 May 31st 2019 on google
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 February 28th 2019 on google
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 February 28th 2019 on google
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 22nd 2019 on google
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 February 21st 2019 on google
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 February 21st 2019 on google
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 21st 2019 on google
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, …
— Lady Sylvia, Posted February 13th 2019 on google
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 January 31st 2019 on google
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 January 31st 2019 on google
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 31st 2019 on google
Awesome staff, great outcome from my personalized plan of care and rehab goals.
— Lisa Didier, Posted January 31st 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!

This is the place for Physical Therapy! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and great at what they do. If you need Physical Therapy there is now other choice but Rock Run.
— Edward Carey, Posted January 24th 2020 on google
I came here after my knee surgery and within a month I was back to my normal self! They spend one on one time with you and make sure your getting all the help you need. I really appreciate them and what they have done for me to get back to my active self!
— Alyson Hotchkiss, Posted January 24th 2020 on google
Rock Run PT is awesome! This is the only place I or my family will ever even consider for physical therapy! The staff is so helpful and friendly, and the atmosphere is always warm and inviting. They consistently go above and beyond to help you achieve goals as you heal. If possible, I would leave not just 5 but 100 sta...
— A T, Posted December 31st 2019 on google
The Staff was professional in there efforts of ease the pain I was experiencing. But most of all they were fun to be around. I find this to be the most important. How can you relax if the staff is not engaged with you and are concerned about your condition. Great job.
— William Hazelwood, Posted November 30th 2019 on google
The Staff was professional in there efforts of ease the pain I was experiencing. But most of all they were fun to be around. I find this to be the most important. How can you relax if the staff is not engaged with you and are concerned about your condition. Great job.
— William Hazelwood, Posted November 7th 2019 on google
I have enjoyed working with Brenda and all the staff at Syracuse and feel that progress is being made in my therapy. I was surprised to see how effective the pool therapy was.
— Rick Hill, Posted August 31st 2019 on google
I have enjoyed working with Brenda and all the staff at Syracuse and feel that progress is being made in my therapy. I was surprised to see how effective the pool therapy was.
— Rick Hill, Posted August 21st 2019 on google
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 21st 2019 on google
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 May 31st 2019 on google
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 February 28th 2019 on google
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 February 28th 2019 on google
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 22nd 2019 on google
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 February 21st 2019 on google
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 February 21st 2019 on google
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 21st 2019 on google
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, …
— Lady Sylvia, Posted February 13th 2019 on google
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 January 31st 2019 on google
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 January 31st 2019 on google
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 31st 2019 on google
Awesome staff, great outcome from my personalized plan of care and rehab goals.
— Lisa Didier, Posted January 31st 2019 on google

Meet the Team


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

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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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