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The Clinical Benefits of Orthopedic Manual Therapy


  • Low back pain, including sciatica and disc herniations

  • Neck pain and stiffness, including whiplash injuries

  • Chronic arthritis and joint stiffness

  • Hip pain and degeneration

  • Shoulder pain, including rotator cuff injuries

  • Knee pain and stiffness

  • Jaw pain or ‘TMJ’

  • Bursitis, tendonitis or sprains

  • Plantar fasciitis and other forms of foot pain

  • Nerve entrapment syndromes that cause numbing and tingling in the arms, hands, legs, or feet, including carpal tunnel syndromes


  • Dissolve adhesions in soft tissue, allowing for increased joint range of motion

  • Mobilize restricted joints

  • Re-hydrate tissue, allowing for better oxygenation and metabolic waste removal

  • Normalize the position of soft tissue, allowing for the proper balance of tension and alignment of joints.

  • Realigning soft tissue fibers to their normal parallel arrangement

  • Unwinding tissue that has developed abnormal torsion

  • Reduce the tension of sustained muscular contraction

  • Lengthen contracted tissue

  • Strengthen weakened muscles using muscle energy techniques

  • Normalized blood and lymphatic flow by relieving compression and sustained contractions, allowing tissue to increase their ability to uptake and retain water

  • Decrease swelling in joints by promoting the exchange of synovial fluid into and out of the joint capsule.

  • Establish normal neurological function through manual and muscle energy techniques.

  • Release entrapped nerve fibers

  • Facilitate sensory-motor integration by bringing awareness to areas of habitual contraction.

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