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Manual Therapy

We have extensive experience and education related to the use a manual therapy techniques to treat neck and back pain, muscle tone deficits, carpal tunnel, cubital tunnel syndrome, proprioceptive and sensory conditions, and more. Our techniques can include soft tissue mobilization with passive and active range of motion, instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM), and myofascial cupping.


  • Decrease/inhibit pain and muscle guarding

  • Reduce edema and increase lymphatic drainage

  • Remodel scar tissue and decrease scar tissue adhesions

  • Improve joint lubrication, muscle recruitment and proprioception

  • Promote local relaxation (decrease tone) and prepare tissues for joint mobilization and/or exercises


Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)

A skilled intervention that includes the use of specialized tools (ie. stainless steel) to manipulate the skin, myofascia, muscles, and tendons by various direct compressive stroke techniques.

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Soft Tissue Mobilization

Utilizes passive movement of tissue from superficial skin and subcutaneous tissue down deep through the myofascial layers. It can be combined with joint distraction and/or resistance to maximize the benefit of the technique used.


Myofascial Cupping

A soft tissue therapy that involves the application of decompressed cups on the skin, creating a vacuum effect that lifts up underlying tissues such as the fascia (connective tissue),  muscles, blood and other fluid, close to the surface of the skin.

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