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Manual Therapy

What Is Manual Therapy?

Manual therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that uses hands-on methods without assistance from devices or machines. Physical therapists use skilled hand movements to manipulate soft tissue, nerves and joints to decrease pain and improve range of motion.

Therapists at Aligned Orthopedic & Sports Therapy provide manual therapy for individuals in all our offices throughout the DMV.

How Does Manual Therapy Work?

Physical therapists use manual techniques like manipulation and mobilization to lessen pain and improve mobility. Therapists can target specific tissues by applying pressure on muscles and soft tissues to help them relax, increase circulation and relieve pain. The force used for soft tissue work is similar to a massage.

To improve joint mobilization, therapists may use stretches to move a joint manually, helping reduce stiffness and discomfort. Some techniques may include using calculated twist, pull and push movements to realign your joints.

Your therapist will use various pressures and exercises to focus on the joints and soft tissues bothering you the most.

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Benefits of Manual Therapy

Manual therapy offers many benefits for patients, including:

  • Restoring mobility
  • Reducing pain
  • Improving movement efficiency
  • Increasing circulation
  • Improving joint and soft tissue health
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Who Can Manual Therapy Help?

Some common diagnoses manual therapy can help with include:

  • Sports injuries
  • Back pain
  • Muscle strains
  • Headaches
  • Joint mobility or pain issues

Talk with your therapist to see if manual therapy suits your condition. Anyone with musculoskeletal conditions can take advantage of manual therapy services.

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Clinics That Provide Manual Therapy

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AOST @OrthoBethesda – Arlington

Address
4420 North Fairfax Drive
Suite 100
Arlington, Virginia 22203
Phone

703-419-3002

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AOST @OrthoBethesda

Address
10215 Fernwood Road
Suite 303
Bethesda, MD 20817
Phone

240-482-2438

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AOST @K-Street

Address
2021 K Street NW
Suite 610
Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone

240-395-1522

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AOST @Shady Grove Orthopaedics – Rockville

Address
9601 Blackwell Rd
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850, USA
Phone

301-294-1327

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AOST @Shady Grove Orthopaedics – Germantown

Address
19735 Germantown Road
Suite 120
Germantown, MD 20874
Phone

240-454-6790

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AOST @Washington Sports Medicine Institute

Address
8401 Greensboro Drive Suite 120 McLean, VA 22102
Phone

571-899-3580

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Book Your Manual Therapy Appointment Today

You can receive manual therapy at Aligned Orthopedic & Sports Therapy. Our manual therapy clinic offers services for patients around Bethesda, Arlington, Germantown, Rockville and Washington, D.C. Begin treatment by scheduling an appointment with one of our manual therapists — call us at 240-482-2438, or complete our contact form!

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