Hands-on treatment involves addressing the root cause of pain using manual contact with the patient. This is also why it is referred to as ‘manual therapy.’ For manual therapy to be effective, one needs to establish a comfortable contact between the therapist’s hands and the patient’s body to relax and ease the tissue mechanically. Manual therapy includes but is not limited to massages, spinal manipulation, myofascial release and dry needling. All are designed to decrease pain, improve your range of motion and ultimately help you get back to the activities that you love to do.
With manual therapy, it is easier to promote relaxation of tight muscles and increases blood flow to the contact area and can optimize the healing process of your injured tissues. So what are the advantages of manual therapy compared to other forms of therapy, and how can it help with your neck pain? Here are 4 practical and effective ways in which manual therapy can work wonders for you:
Golf… it’s a sport that calls to mind beautiful Saturday mornings, a cold beer at the club after a great 18-hole day, and that elusive birdie you’ve been trying to get for years. And while this all sounds pretty much idyllic, you might be surprised to know that playing golf causes nearly as many injuries as some contact sports! It’s true, and while shocking, it actually makes a lot of sense. The techniques players employ in their swings, gaits, and strokes, often have painful consequences for the back and shoulders. In fact, shoulder pain is so common amongst golfers that it has fast become one of the injuries we treat most often. So, in this post we chat to you about what it means to have shoulder pain, how you know it’s golf-related, and what to do if you’re suffering from it right now. With that having been said, let’s tee up and get started!