At Choice One, we utilize modern yet conservative
therapeutic techniques for pain relief.

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a group of effective techniques designed to decrease pain and improve range of motion and flexibility to stiff joints and muscles. Manual therapy involves one-on-one, hands-on, active and passive techniques. It is most effective when combined with therapeutic exercise and patient education. Before designing a treatment program, your physical therapist will first assess joint structure and mobility; muscle length, strength and balance; and the movement coordination of any injured joints and muscles in functional patterns.

Two key components of manual therapy treatment will involve mobilization and manipulation - skilled, passive movements to joints and their associated soft tissue structures. Other hands-on techniques may also be used, such as massage, stretching and deep pressure. In addition, there are several therapeutic techniques designed to improve movement patterns, including neuromuscular re-education, motor control training and core stabilization training. These techniques require advanced training and education that can only be provided by a licensed physical therapist.

The goal of manual therapy is the restoration of injured joints and its related tissues to normal function. Once your pain has been reduced and joint mobility improved, it will be much easier for you to regain optimal and efficient movement patterns and restore maximum function. Individuals with a variety of disabilities and orthopedic conditions that result in disorders of movement will benefit from manual therapy. We have found that manual therapy combined with therapeutic exercise can produce rapid pain relief and improvement in function.

Most physical therapists have advanced training in manual physical therapy and movement dysfunctions. They are board certified as Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and also have advanced certification in manual therapy and are Fellows in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy.


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1810 Mulkey Road, Ste. 101
Austell , GA 30106

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After you make an appointment at our clinic, our billing specialist will contact your insurance company and prepare an Eligibility Verification Form. This form summarizes benefits quoted us by your insurance company. You will receive a copy of this information at your first Sound Physical Therapy appointment.

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