Hands on therapy is a type of physical therapy technique that specifically addresses the source of your discomfort by manual contact and mechanical movements. Treatment may include the therapist moving joints in specific directions at specific speeds to increase mobility, and stretches and rotations to help relieve inflammation.
Hands on therapy has a long history in the field of physical therapy and has many known benefits and long-lasting results. Some ways hands on therapy can help are:
- Relieving pain
- Easing swelling
- Inducing relaxation
- Improving range-of-motion and mobility
- Offering tools and insights to use in the future to prevent further discomfort
Hands on therapy is safe and effective and generally well-tolerated. Following treatment, you may experience some discomfort, but this usually subsides within 24 to 48 hours. Your therapist can make adjustments at any time if you are uncomfortable during treatment.
At Reddy Care Physical and Occupational therapy, we offer a range of hands-on therapy techniques like:
- Craniosacral therapy
- Myofascial relief
- Active and passive range-of-motion exercises
As every case is different, your therapist will examine you and determine the best course of treatment based on your needs and symptoms. They may recommend one or a combination of these treatments. It's important you follow your therapist instructions and that you are consistent with your appointments.
It’s no fun living in pain, but with hands on therapy, relief is possible. To find out more about receiving treatment with one of our skilled Physical and Occupational therapists, give us a call today to get started with a consultation!
Reddy Care Great Neck (Great Neck Physical Therapy): 516-829-0030
Reddy Care Farmingdale (Farmingdale Physical Therapy): 516-420-2900
North Shore Towers: 718-224-8480
Woodbury Physical Therapy: 516-367-1111
In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy (Home Care): 516-829-0030
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