Manual Therapy

ART and Graston Technique

Soft tissue injuries have been known to occur when muscles are very tense and contracted. They can also happen as a result of sprained soft tissue from sudden trauma like a sprained ankle. When dealing with a soft tissue injury, you may feel weak muscles, pain, and less ability to move around freely.

Manual therapy involves the use of hands or instruments to mobilize soft tissue, break up adhesions of the muscles, fascia and ligaments. Adhesions can also be thought of as scared tissue that forms as your body heals itself after an injury to soft tissue. Manual therapy techniques also are used to stretch joints, tight areas, reduce swelling and provide relief from pain. It is complemented with restorative, functional exercise to develop an optimal program that helps with complete recovery.

If you've got problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves then the patented ART technique helps to release manual soft tissue to treat the painful problem.

The Graston technique, on the other hand, is an instrument-assisted technique that helps therapists to effectively break down scar tissue and facial restrictions.

Trust the skilled physical therapist at Ally Physical Therapy to assist you with the popular manual therapies, ART and Graston technique. Call us to schedule an appointment. We focus on hands-on techniques, in an one-on-one treatment setting, when it comes to dealing with your treatment and pain management.

Common Conditions Treated By Manual Therapy

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome (wrist pain)
  • Tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Shoulder pain
  • Shin splints
  • Jumpers knee
  • Achilles tendinitis
  • Post Surgical Scar tissue
  • Heel pain/ Plantar fasciitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • IT Band Syndrom