Physical therapy is the ability to help those who are currently not moving well or efficiently. Often times we see patients after an injury or surgery, however scientific studies are showing more that preventative physical therapy can be very effective for injury prevention. Our physical therapists are biomechanists, much like a human mechanic, and their goal is to help you fine-tune your functional problem areas so that you may return to pain-free activity as safely and effectively as possible.
Far too often we have heard from patients that their belief in physical therapy was tainted from previous experiences consisting of short examinations, limited hands-on experiences, poor education, limited clinical reasoning, and non-specific exercise prescriptions. We have heard too many stories about therapists who haven’t listened to the patient’s needs or goals, or who only spend 15 minutes with their patients before passing them off to an aide or tech. Many times these patients get passed around and don’t have a clear understanding of the exercises or new movement patterns. This is not only embarrassing to hear but this is not what our profession represents. Physical therapy requires a proper evaluation in order to determine effective functional progress on follow up visits. At Therapydia, you are the focus. We don’t believe in “churn and burn”. With us, you’ll receive one-on-one, undivided attention with a physical therapist. Discover physical therapy with Therapydia.
Manual therapy is a physical therapy technique utilizing hands-on movements to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures. A physical therapist physically kneads and manipulates your joints, muscles, and tissues in order to diagnose biomechanical injuries, reduce pain, and promote proper healing. Being skilled in these muscular techniques is what sets physical therapists apart from other health care practitioners. Since there are many different types of manual therapy techniques, a physical therapist will be able to determine which technique best fits your needs.