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Manual Therapy and Instrument Assisted Manual

Manual physical therapy is a specialized form of physical therapy using a more “hands-on” approach to apply pressure on muscle tissue or to manipulate joints instead of using a device or machine. Manual therapy may help to reduce pain, decrease muscle spasms and tension and reduce fluid retention in muscles or joints. It also helps increase circulation, muscle flexibility and address joint mobility issues.

Instrument-assisted manual therapy, also known as Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization) utilizes specialized therapy instruments to mobilize soft tissue. Physical therapists use this procedure to help promote improved blood flow, range of motion, flexibility, healing and pain reduction. Our physical therapists are trained in Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Massage (IASTM) and the Graston Technique, a form of instrument assisted manual therapy that utilizes therapy tools to detect and treat many conditions including soft tissue conditions such as:

  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Instrument assisted manual therapy can also be utilized in conjunction with manual therapy, modalities, and exercises for the treatment of muscle strains, back/neck pain, joint pain, and most extremity injuries.

We Look Forward to Helping You

To learn more about Manual Therapy and Instrument Assisted Manual, or to schedule an appointment, call 833-SW-REHAB (833-797-3422).

Manual Therapy and Instrument Assisted Manual is available at:

Brunswick Medical Center & ER
4065 Center Road
Brunswick, OH 44212
Phone: 330-558-0180
Fax: 330-558-0182

Brunswick Community Recreation and Fitness Center
3637 Center Road
Brunswick, OH 44212
Phone: 330-558-0180
Fax: 330-558-0182

North Royalton Physical Therapy
5340 Royalton Road
North Royalton, OH 44133
Phone: 440-230-1133
Fax: 440-230-9243

Strongsville Medical Center
18181 Pearl Road
Strongsville, OH 44136
Phone: 440-816-4920
Fax: 440-230-9243

Strongsville Recreation and Senior Center
18100 Royalton Road
Strongsville, OH 44136
Phone: 440-230-1133
Fax: 440-230-9243