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What is Manual Therapy?

The American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists describes Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) as a specialized area of physical therapy practice utilized in the management of musculoskeletal conditions based on clinical reasoning and the use of highly specific manual techniques and therapeutic exercises.

Across all conditions from headaches to heel pain, research supports the use of orthopedic manual physical therapy interventions in the conservative management of muscle and joint pain.

How will manual therapy improve my symptoms?

Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy helps accelerate a patient’s recovery from their current symptoms. in the medical research, manual therapy and exercise demonstrate a faster recovery compared to exercise alone or primary care management.

Who Provides Manual Therapy?

Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy is provided by clinicians who have obtained education and training in this intervention.

Every provider at MEND has completed a fellowship in orthopedic manual physical therapy, a certification which places them in the top 1% of all practicing physical therapists.