Most people are familiar with low back pain due to poor posture, aging, injuries, or car accidents. The discomfort can be debilitating. A physical therapist can help you get relief from your pain. Patients expect ultrasounds, hot packs, and exercise instructions in their first physical therapy.
However, therapists nowadays have a different approach to treating various problems. Your therapist can recommend treatment through manual therapy. Physical therapists have the training to prescribe the ideal method to ease tension and pain. As a result, most patients resume their daily activities after the therapies.
Manual therapy uses hands-on and unique techniques without machines or devices. Medical professionals started considering manual therapy and its implications in the 19th century.
With the growth of the approach, it became essential for treating musculoskeletal and spinal problems. Various professionals in the medical community hold different views in opposition or favor of the technique. Once manual therapy was utilized and explored effectively, it became widely accepted and spread rapidly. Many physical therapists today seek specialized training in manual therapy.
Your physical therapist will assess your nerve supply, muscles, bones, and blood before the therapy. They will then choose the technique to use based on the examination results.
Below are the manual therapy techniques they can use:
Manual therapy can help relieve acute and chronic low back pain. You may struggle to complete your daily tasks due to musculoskeletal conditions. Joint manipulation and mobilization address chronic low back pain originating from joint problems. Soft tissue works remedy acute low back pain caused by soft tissue injuries.
For more about manual therapy, visit Ellis Chiropractic at our office in Marlow, Oklahoma. Call (580) 217-3300 to book an appointment today.