Hands on Treatment
Hands on Treatment
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The Physical Therapists at N-Balance are highly skilled in manual therapy, which is a hands-on approach to treatment that requires the skilled passive movement to joints and/or related soft tissue. Some of these techniques are:
- Muscle Energy
- Strain Counterstrain
- Myofacial Release
- Craniosacral Therapy
- Functional Release
- Joint Mobilizations
“In our study, two thirds who received hands-on treatment saw a 30% reduction of pain and half had a 50% reduction of their pain level.”
John Licciardone, D.O., UNT Health Science Center
Treatment for Joint Dysfunction
Two bones coming together comprise a joint that is designed for movement. Trauma or other health factors can restrict a joint from its full fluid movement; yet, continual use of the joint through exercise and everyday functions can cause the joints to wear out and become more painful, arthritic and inflamed. A skilled manual therapist can manually release the joints of their restriction so they function as originally designed and in turn makes movement easier and less painful for patients.
Treatment for Soft Tissue Dysfunction
With soft tissues, the joint moves but the muscles and surrounding area or the fascia that surrounds the area can become restricted and tight limiting the range of motion. Exercising without a full range of motion or a shortened range creates more tension, more pain in the area and ultimately less freedom of movement that results in poor exercise quality. Just as in joint restrictions, manual therapy can release restrictions occurring in the soft tissues to restore full movement increasing the quality of exercise.
Treatment for Neuromuscular Dysfunction
The heart is the only muscle in the body that works without any assistance from the brain; all other muscles function via communication with the brain through nerve pathways. Sometimes this signal between the brain and the muscles experience interference causing the muscles to become inhibited or over facilitated resulting in the muscles not working properly; much like how static on a phone can interfere with the conversation between two people.
Proprioception, is the sense of where a body part is in relation to space. Some people lack proprioception for many reasons. For example, after knee surgery, some people experience the sensation that their knee is going to buckle underneath causing them to limp when they walk. Part of this feeling is tied to proprioception because the nerve endings in the joint are not firing. They can tighten their quad muscles, do straight leg raises; but when they feel unstable when they try to put weight on their leg.
As well, a person who has peripheral neuropathy, loses the sensation in their feet. Because of this, they may not lift their feet or need to look down at the ground while walking. This can cause a loss of balance resulting in a fall. Therapy can help improve proprioception and balance ultimately helping the patient function and move better.
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COMPARE THE DIFFERENCE
N-Balance Physical TherapyUses a balance of manual therapy and exercise.
Other ClinicsUses exercise as the only source of treatment. > Read about the N-Balance Difference
We help people who suffer from pain become more active without the need for pain medication using natural treatment techniques.
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