Manual Therapy

Most patients have a hard time determining the ideal treatment plan to relieve their aches and pains. However, manual therapy takes all the doubt and apprehension out of the equation. Manual therapy is suitable for most situations, especially since it’s individually tailored to address your unique needs and concerns.

Our licensed physical therapists in Miami evaluate your mobility, strength, stability, and flexibility to curate a personalized treatment plan just for you. They use the most effective hands-on manual therapy techniques to relieve your symptoms and restore your body’s mobility and functionality while ensuring your comfort.

About Manual Therapy

Manual therapy refers to a series of hands-on techniques that involve manipulating your body and soft tissues. Instead of using tools and machines, physical therapists use hands-on techniques to stretch your muscles and move your joints for increased functional mobility. The goal is to mobilize stiff joints, soothe soft tissues, and alleviate discomfort.

Manual therapy reduces swelling, improves joint mobility, increases range of motion, and facilitates tissue remodeling. Our physical therapists use the most effective manual therapy techniques, having received extensive training from numerous courses. If you want to learn more about manual therapy, please contact our physical therapists in Miami.

Is it Safe?

Manual therapy is completely safe, especially since it’s performed by licensed physical therapists. Furthermore, it’s a completely non-invasive treatment with no drugs or medications, so there’s no risk of adverse reactions. Our physical therapists apply alternate levels of concentrated pressure to to improve joint mobility, relieve pain, and promote healing.

Manual Therapy Includes…

Soft Tissue Mobilization

Soft tissue mobilization involves hands-on techniques to break up scar tissues caused by inflammation, reduce soft tissue inflammation, and alleviate pain. Physical therapists may use deep pressure and stretching techniques to mobilize your body and improve blood circulation.

Manual Traction

Manual traction is an essential component of manual therapy. It involves gently stretching and pulling certain parts of the body to restore spinal alignment and improve mobility. The neck is the most common area for manual traction.


Restricted joints are the primary cause of acute pain after injuries and trauma. Our physical therapists move the joints using specific techniques and apply the appropriate levels of pressure at a low velocity to restore joint mobility. This increases your range of motion.

Benefits of Manual Therapy

  • Reduce pain
  • Reduce swelling
  • Reduce inflammation
  • Improve mobility
  • Increase pain-free range of motion
  • Improve balance and coordination
  • Improve muscle strength
  • Support post-surgery recovery
  • No injections or medications
  • Relaxing and comfortable experience

Schedule an Appointment

Miami Neurology & Rehabilitation Specialists is led by an incredibly talented team of physical therapists using the most effective manual therapy techniques. They carefully evaluate your condition to curate a personalized treatment plan to decrease your pain and restore joint motion. Each manual therapy is unique, just like you.

If you’re experiencing pain and discomfort in any part of your body, please schedule an appointment to discuss your manual therapy options in Miami, FL.


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