Manual Or Hand Therapy

Manual therapy is a form of physical therapy that uses hands-on techniques to stretch and manipulate muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissues.

Manual therapy is an effective treatment for joint pain and spinal problems such as sciatica. It can be used for acute care or chronic displacements of the spine. Manual therapy can also relieve muscular tension, release adhesions, decrease blood pressure, improve blood circulation, treat reflexes and help with digestive issues.

There are many types of manual therapy techniques. Two of the most well-known and popular manual therapy techniques are:

Rolfing: Rolfing is a type of deep tissue massage that involves applying sustained pressure through deep circular movements that work with the body’s natural ability to heal itself. It can be used for the entire body and is often used for pain management for chronic pain sufferers.

Osteopathy: Osteopathy is a form of manual therapy that uses light hand moves to manipulate the bones, muscles, and joints to reduce pain or discomfort.

Do physical Therapists do hand therapy?

Physical Therapists are the primary providers of hand therapy. They are qualified to give support and rehabilitation to patients with hand problems.

Therapists who specialize in hand therapy perform treatments that aim to help people with conditions such as arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and repetitive stress injuries.

Physical therapists are trained in techniques that can help patients restore their range of motion, strength, and function.

Since 2016 in Richmond VA RVA Physical Therapy And Sports Rehab center can help with all described conditions. To schedule a consultation or request more information about available services contact RVA Physical Therapy team by phone (804) 396 6753 or send email to

You can visit the therapy center at 2620 A Gaskins Rd, Henrico, VA 23238, USA.



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