Manus Physical Therapy, Inc.

Manual Therapy for Complex Rehabilitation

Visceral Manipulation
VM employs specifically placed, gentle, manual forces that work to encourage the normal mobility, tone, and motion of the viscera (heart, liver, stomach, intestine, etc) and their connective tissues. Trained practitioners use the rhythmic motions of the visceral system to evaluate how abnormal points of tension force the body to move in dysfunction. These gentle manipulations can potentially improve the functioning of individual organs, the systems the organs function within, and the structural integrity of the entire body.

Neural Manipulation
NM provides assessment and treatment approaches to address restrictions of the dural and neural components of the musculoskeletal symptoms. Neural Manipulation identifies and releases local nerve restrictions and examines the effect these local fixations have on the rest of the body. By accessing this relationship, NM resolves the more comprehensive (global) dysfunctional patterns.


Functional Manual Therapy

FMT utilizes Functional Movement Patterns (TM) to identify restrictions in the body that prevent efficient movement that causes pain, muscle spasm and joint degeneration. FMT focuses on efficient alignment of the whole body, efficient recruitment of joints and muscles for optimal function in recreational activities, sports, ergonomic tasks, standing, walking, sitting, and lying positons.


Craniosacral Therapy
CST is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of the craniosacral system (comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord) to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
By complementing the body's natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.

Muscle Energy Techniques
MET is a direct technique in which the therapist utilizes the muscle barrier concept to position the patient's body at their restrictive barriers. A gentle isometric contraction is used by the patient to normalize the joint dysfunction. MET will help reduce protective muscle spasm, fascial tension, pain, increase joint mobility, restore proper joint biomechanics and postural alignment. The goal of MET is to correct motion restrictions and improve the client's functional range of motion.


Specialized Manual Therapy Techniques