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Manual Therapy

Conditions Treated

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Headaches & Facial Pain

Neck Pain


Back & Rib Pain

Low Back Pain

Knee & Foot Pain

Shoulder & Hand Pain

Abdominal Pain

 

Manual Therapy

Manual therapy, manipulative therapy, or manual & manipulative therapy is a physical treatment primarily used by physical therapists, chiropractors, and osteopaths to treat musculoskeletal pain and disability; it most commonly includes massage therapy, joint mobilization and joint manipulation.

 

Manual therapy may be defined differently (according to the profession describing it for legal purposes) to state what is permitted within a practitioners scope of practice. Within the physical therapy profession, manual therapy is defined as a clinical approach utilizing skilled, specific hands-on techniques, including but not limited to manipulation/mobilization, used by the physical therapist to diagnose and treat soft tissues and joint structures for the purpose of modulating pain; increasing range of motion (ROM); reducing or eliminating soft tissue inflammation; inducing relaxation; improving contractile and non-contractile tissue repair, extensibility, and/or stability; facilitating movement; and improving function.

 

There are many different styles of manual therapy. In one form or another it is probably as old as human culture itself and is a feature to some degree of therapeutic interactions in traditional cultures around the world.

Acupressure
Crane-sacral therapy
Joint manipulation
Tui Na
Light Touch
 

Joint mobilization
Spinal manipulation
Spinal mobilization
Massage therapy
Manual lymphatic drainage
Muscle energy technique
Myofascial release (MFR)
 

Osteopathic manipulative medicine
Polarity therapy
Rolfing
Structural Integration
Shiatsu
Traction
 

 

Therapies Offered

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Soft Tissue Mobilization
Deep Tissue Mobilization
Therapeutic Massage
Therapeutic Exercise
Joint Mobilization
Muscle Energy
Myofascial Release
Neural Mobilization
Cranio-Sacral Therapy
Visceral Mobilization
Manual Therapy
Electrical Modalities
Lymphatic Drainage
Strain-Counterstrain
Ultrasound 

Meet Our Staff

 

Lance Hendricks, M.P.T.


Kelli Richardson, P.T.


Office Information

 

(406) 248-8804


2370 Avenue C Billings Montana


(off 24th Street West)


 

2018 Montana Physical Therapy, PLLC

address: 2370 Avenue C (off 24th Street West) Billings Montana

phone: 406.248.8804