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Manual Therapy

At Swanson McArthur Physical Therapy our physical therapists provide a hands-on approach through various techniques to treat a wide variety of conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system. Manual Therapy is a specialized area in physical therapy used by clinicians to help address loss of function, pain, and improve a patient's quality of life. These techniques help improve range of motion, tissue extensibility, reduce swelling, and help modulate pain. 

techniques Include:

  • Manipulation of muscles 

    • using myofascial release, Graston, soft tissue mobilizations, cupping, cross friction, passive stretching, scar mobilization

  • Joint mobilization

  • Joint manipulation 

  • Muscle-Energy Techniques (MET)

  • Traction

What issues can Manual Therapy HElp?


  • Sports injuries

  • ACL reconstruction

  • Carpal tunnel

  • Sprains/strains

  • TMJ

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Knee dysfunctions

  • Low back pain (all spinal conditions)

  • Sciatica

  • Neck pain

  • Shoulder pain/rotator cuff injury/repair

  • Headache

  • Joint replacement

  • Work injuries

​Swanson McArthur Physical Therapy is a provider of  Graston - Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization.


​Swanson McArthur Physical Therapy is a provider of  Myofascial Decompression.

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