Manual Therapy Chicago, Beverly, Bridgeport, Glenview, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, IL

Manual Therapy

Yael S.

I can't say enough good things about the clinic. The whole approach is different than prior clinics I attended. The therapists care, listen, and spend a LOT of time on the manual/massage work. They think outside the box and it yielded results.

Dave E.

Initially coming to Sports and Ortho due to a partial Achilles tear (work related), I could barely stretch without pain. In 3 months, I was able to return to work. Caitlyn did most of my PT but Ronna, Sam and Ike also helped.

Jim A.

"Wow! What a great place. I've been to 2 different Physical Therapists before I found Sports Ortho and the experiences were all very very different. At Sports Ortho you really get the bang for your buck. Each session is 2 hours long.

Charmaine L.

Dahlia Fahmy (Sports and Ortho PT and Sports Medicine) is the best - 5 Stars! She is a professional who is very knowledgable and helped me with my back pain.

Discover Natural and Safe Pain Relief with Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy: The Hands-On Way to Treat Pain

If you are apprehensive about receiving manual therapy treatments, let us ease your mind a bit:

Our Beverly, Bridgeport, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, Glenview, Evanston, & Oak Lawn physical therapists have several tools in their arsenal that are meant to relieve your pain, while simultaneously improving your body’s function.

We receive many first-time physical therapy patients who come in thinking their treatments will be painful, uncomfortable, or even agonizing due to the condition they are in. However, that is not the case at all!

Are you suffering from pain as a result of injury, illness, or surgical procedure? If so, it is likely that you would benefit from manual physical therapy. Contact Sports and Ortho Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine today to get started.

How will manual therapy help me find relief?

Manual therapy is a crucial part of a treatment plan, as it helps to reduce pain and swelling, minimize inflammation, and increase range of motion.

Our Beverly, Bridgeport, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, Glenview, Evanston, & Oak Lawn physical therapists are highly trained in diagnosing and treating movement disorders, so you can find the relief you need. These disorders often occur following surgery, especially if a patient has undergone total joint replacement.

However, many physicians will also prescribe physical therapy treatments for injuries, accidents, or illnesses – essentially, anything that makes you feel weak and unable to function at your normal physical levels.

Your treatment plan will likely include several different therapies, all aimed at helping a specific function of your body. Some exercises may focus on improving your balance and strength, while others may focus on increasing your range of motion.

Manual therapy, defined

Our physical therapists have received extensive training in specialized manual therapy techniques from a wide variety of schools and instructors.

Manual therapy is just one tool in a physical therapist’s kit that allows them to mobilize stiff joints and soft tissue.

This specialized form of treatment helps in reducing swelling, decreasing restriction, mobilizing joints, and increasing your range of motion.

Will manual therapy treatments be safe for me to receive?

In a word – yes!

Our Beverly, Bridgeport, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, Glenview, Evanston, & Oak Lawn physical therapists are highly trained medical professionals who understand the limitations of your body, as well as its capabilities.

In fact, many patients notice improvement after just one session of manual therapy!

One of the greatest aspects of manual therapy is that it is non-invasive. It also doesn’t require any harmful medications.

Instead, our physical therapists use a variety of techniques that help move your tendons, ligaments, and joints in ways that relieve pain and promote healing. They also help in reducing scar tissue and minimizing swelling.

What do manual therapy treatments look like?

Manual therapy techniques may include, but are not limited to:

Soft Tissue Massage

Physical therapy massage treatments are a little different than those you might see at a spa. These are more therapeutic in nature, and with a medical intention.

Our Beverly, Bridgeport, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, Glenview, Evanston, & Oak Lawn physical therapists use massage treatments as a way to manipulate the soft tissues, working to break up scar tissue and adhesions caused by inflammation or injury.

This is done through deep pressure and rhythmic stretching, allowing them to find and mobilize areas of your body that are heavily restricted. These techniques also help to improve blood flow and circulation of the affected muscles and soft tissues.

Mobilization

When you experience severe pain after sustaining an injury, it is usually the result of a restricted joint. Our physical therapists are specially trained in mobilizations to restricted joints by applying pressure at a low velocity.

Mobilization techniques are safe, effective, and painless, allowing for an increase in your range of motion, and the improvement of the restricted joint’s mobility.

Manual traction

When our physical therapists perform manual traction, they will apply gentle force to a certain area of the body, in order to gently stretch the soft tissues and restore normal, natural movement.

While the neck is the most common area for manual traction, it can also be performed on other parts of the body, including the arms, legs, and back.

Contact us today to learn more about our hands-on services!

Our dedicated physical therapists will be happy to meet with you to get you moving once again.

If you are interested in gaining the many benefits of manual therapy, contact Sports and Ortho Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine today at Chicago, Beverly, Bridgeport, Glenview, Lincoln Park, Northwest Side Chicago, IL!