Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy Treatment in Bend, OR, Eagle Crest, Redmond & Sisters


Many people think that physical therapy commonly involves exercises that build strength and improve mobility. Though this is true, physical therapy is much more than that here at Step & Spine Physical Therapy.  We utilize a hands-on approach to getting patients better. 

Many of the physical therapists here at Step & Spine Physical Therapy are specialists as they have received additional post-graduate training in several manual therapy treatments. They utilize a variety of hands-on treatments specific to each patients’ needs.  This helps them to reduce pain and improve mobility resulting in the improvement of overall function. This success is why physical therapists often choose manual therapy to initiate treatment. A physical therapist makes this choice depending on the injury or dysfunction, as it sets the patient up for success prior to adding in additional treatments such as exercise and mobility.  

Hands-on therapy is a foundational component to patient care here at Step & Spine Physical Therapy and is yielding positive patient responses. Recent research supports the use of a combined treatment approach including manual therapy and exercise to achieve better outcomes including reduced pain and improved function. 

Manual therapy treatment often includes:

  • Massage
  • Ultrasound
  • Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization
  • Cupping
  • Joint mobilization
  • Postural education with hands-on feedback
  • Soft tissue mobilization
  • Kinesiology taping
  • Myofascial release 
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Heat and/or ice therapy

The knowledge and skill of each physical therapist is available to you.  Get feeling better, faster.

If you are interested in seeing how the manual therapy services at Step & Spine Physical Therapy can help you, schedule an evaluation today in Bend, Eagle Crest, Redmond or Sisters, OR. Most insurances accepted and no referral is required.

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