Manual Therapy | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Your Downtown Calgary Choice for Manual Therapy!

Manual Therapy | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

If you are suffering from joint, soft tissue or musculoskeletal discomfort, and are interested in a drug-free option to help increase mobility and reduce pain, manual therapy might be right for you. CōLAB Health and Body is pleased to offer this holistic therapy approach to help restore your body’s function and help you attain optimal health and wellness.

What is manual therapy | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

What is Manual Therapy?

What is manual therapy | CōLAB Health & Body | Chiropractic Service | Downtown Calgary, AB

Manual Therapy is a specialty within the field of physical therapy and involves skilled hand movements along with passive movements of the soft tissue and joints. This application of hands-on techniques to body tissue is aimed at therapeutically assessing and treating. The goal of manual therapy is to increase range of motion, improve tissue extensibility, induce relaxation, ease pain, manipulate or mobilize joints or soft tissue, and reduce inflammation or soft tissue swelling.

While manual therapy does not have to hurt, there is often some mild discomfort inherent in the process since your physical therapist is actively manipulating a tight or painful area. It may be slightly uncomfortable while your physical therapist uses their hands to manipulate joints or put pressure on muscle tissue, but it is important to remember that the ultimate goal of this therapy is to decrease pain caused by muscle tension, muscle spasms and joint dysfunction.

Benefits of Manual Therapy

  • Increase joint mobility to joints that are stiff
  • Improving tissue extensibility and stability
  • Reduce muscle tension
  • Reduce soft-tissue inflammation
  • Modulate pain
  • Improve tissue repair
  • Induce relaxation
  • Facilitate exercise therapy and movement

If you have any questions about manual therapy, or you would like to set up an appointment with one of our dedicated team members, call us at (403) 263-7477 and we will be happy to help.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Call CōLAB Health and Body at (403) 263-7477 to set up an Manual Therapy appointment consultation today!