When you’re in pain, nothing seems right. You miss out on your favorite activities. You may miss work and be unable to earn a living or provide for your family. At Momentum Physical Therapy, we offer advanced, hands-on treatment methods to relieve your pain and improve your function as fast as possible. More rapid relief means fewer visits. It also means getting you back to your job, your family and your life faster.
At Momentum Physical Therapy, we take great pride in the fact that most of our San Antonio therapists have completed an advanced residency program in manual therapy. In fact, we have more certified manual therapists on our staff than any other physical therapy clinic in the area! This means our therapists are able to use highly specialized, hands-on techniques to help get you out of pain and back to the activities you love.
Rather than using machines or devices, manual physical therapists use their hands. There are two major groups of manual therapy techniques – soft tissue work and mobilization/manipulation.
Soft Tissue Work – Including but not limited to massage, soft tissue work helps muscles relax, improves circulation, relieves pain, and breaks up scar tissue.
Mobilization/Manipulation – Speed, force, and distance are the three factors at play in this method that focuses on correctly positioning the bones and joints. Patients can experience looser tissue, pain reduction and improved flexibility and alignment.
Joints that can be helped by advanced manual therapy include: