Manual therapy, also known as manipulative therapy, is a physical treatment primarily used by chiropractors to treat musculoskeletal pain and debility — two outcomes that can result after an automobile accident.
How Does Manual Therapy Work?
This form of physical therapy takes a hands-on approach rather than using devices or machines. When a chiropractor uses their hands during manual therapy, they apply pressure on the muscle tissue and maneuver the joints in an effort to reduce pain associated with muscle tension, muscle spasm, and joint dysfunction.
How Does Manual Therapy Help?
When a person has been in an auto accident, their joints, due to injury, could lack sufficient movement and range of motion. This, in turn, can lead to pain, discomfort and an interruption in function, movement and posture.
By implementing manual therapy, the following can occur:
- An increase in range of motion
- A decrease or elimination of soft tissue inflammation
- Pain regulation
- Healing, stability and/or extension of contractile and non-contractile tissue
- Ease in movement and restoration of function
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