Hands On Therapy Specialist

Reddy Care Physical & Occupational Therapy

Physical Therapists & Occupational Therapists located in Farmingdale, NY & Great Neck, NY

Chronic aches and pains can negatively impact your quality of life and prevent you from participating in activities you used to love. Hands on therapy works to ease your discomfort and provide long-lasting results through manual manipulation. The physical and occupational therapists at Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy in Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk counties, New York, proudly offer hands on therapy in their state-of-the-art offices. To make your appointment, call the office nearest you or click the online booking tool today.

Hands On Therapy Q & A

What is hands on therapy?

Hands on therapy is a type of physical therapy used to address the underlying source of your discomfort by using manual contact and mechanical movements, such as stretches and rotations, to ease swelling, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain. 

During hands on therapy, your provider carefully manipulates your joints and muscles to trigger healing. Clinical studies show that hands on therapy is more likely to provide long-term benefits. It also offers you with tools and insights to use at home to ease pain and discomfort in the future. 

What techniques does hands on therapy include?

Hands on therapy doesn’t use any tools or additional devices. Instead, it involves your physical therapist’s hands making direct contact with different parts of your body. Some of the hands on therapy techniques the team at Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy offer include: 

  • Craniosacral therapy
  • Massage therapy
  • Myofascial release techniques
  • Active range of motion exercises
  • Passive range of motion exercises
  • Mobilizations

Depending on your symptoms, your physical therapist might recommend one of these therapeutic treatments or a combination. Make sure to follow your therapist’s instructions accordingly and make an effort to attend each of your therapy appointments.  

Is hands on therapy painful?

Hands on therapy is safe and well-tolerated. However, following treatment, you may experience some stiffness and general discomfort. This is perfectly normal and should subside within 24-48 hours following treatment. If you feel uncomfortable at any time during your in-office appointment, let your therapist know and they’ll be happy to adjust your treatment accordingly. 

Is hands on therapy right for me?

To determine if you’re a candidate for hands on therapy, make an appointment at Reddy-Care Physical and Occupational Therapy. Following a review of your medical history and discussion of your symptoms, your therapist can make treatment recommendations that align with your needs. However, if you’ve participated in chiropractic treatment or massage therapy in the past, and it helped relieve your pain or discomfort, you’re probably a good candidate for hands on therapy. 

Living with pain is no easy task, but thanks to hands on therapy, relief is possible. To make your appointment at Reddy-Care Physical & Occupational Therapy, call the office nearest you or click the online booking tool today.