Massage therapy involves the manipulation of muscles and soft tissues in the body, such as connective tissues, joints. Our goal is to improve the patient's overall health and well-being by reducing pain and increasing the range of motion to a normal level.

Massage therapy can help if you suffer from:

  • Back pain
  • Cramps
  • Chronic pain
  • Neck pain
  • Postoperative edema

Manual therapy is a very important aspect of physiotherapy treatment. There are many types of manual therapy, including myofascial release, soft tissue mobilization, cross-friction massage, motion mobilization and joint mobilization. We are able to mobilize and release soft tissue limitations to enable proper muscle function.

At ProSynergy Physical Therapy, our therapists use all these proven techniques.

More about Manual Therapies

Manual therapy is a hands-on treatment by clinicians to treat muscle aches, joint pain, and limited range of motion. It encompasses a variety of techniques including soft tissue mobilization of muscles, specific joint mobilization, and joint manipulation.

The three most notable forms of manual therapy are:

  • Manipulation is the application of a rapid force into a joint(s). Manipulation is often associated with an audible popping sound called cavitation.
  • Mobilization is a slower, more controlled process of articular and soft-tissue stretching intended to improve joint mobility.
  • Massage is typically the repetitive rubbing, stripping or kneading of muscle and fascia tissues to facilitate healing.

Manual therapy has been proven to be an important part of an overall conservative treatment plan for a variety of conditions including:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Stiffness/Limited Range of Motion
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Pinched Nerves
  • Limited Joint Range of Motion
  • Capsule Tightness
  • Postsurgical Stiffness
  • Much More

Manual therapy is typically part of a complete treatment plan that is customized for your specific needs. Give us a call to learn how we can incorporate manual therapy into your rehabilitation program.

If you have any questions, please call ProSynergy Physical Therapy today: 908-709-7300 or send an email - use contact form.