Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy is a particular treatment style used by licensed physical therapists following a comprehensive evaluation of the patient. Using the information obtained and the physical therapist’s clinical reasoning, a treatment plan is established using specialized manual techniques and therapeutic exercises tailored to the individual’s specific needs.
Manual Physical Therapy is the multitude of ‘hands on’ techniques that specialized physical therapists use in their clinic. This advanced specialty practice is key in our clinical approach to our patients at Body Tune. This is accomplished through extensive continuing education, clinical experience and fine-tuned hands which then become an effective tool in our clinical expertise. The American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) defines OMPT as follows:
“A clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used by physical therapists to diagnose and treat soft tissue and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion; reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxing; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.” For more information visit: www.aompt.org
Patients typically have better functional abilities following the incorporation of manual therapy when combined with other procedures such as corrective movement training, therapeutic exercise and neuromuscular training.