"Thanks to the wonderful and professional therapists at Kessler, I'm almost better than new after my hip replacement surgery. I first hobbled in on crutches; now just a few months after surgery due to their dedication,…
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"After suffering for more than a year with severe shoulder pain leaving me unable to work or be active, I was finally diagnosed with a torn labrum. I underwent surgery (arthroscopic labral repair) in August and shortly…
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WHAT IS MANUAL THERAPY?
A clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used by the physical therapist to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.1,2 (Definition from American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (AAOMPT) and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)).