About Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy Is 100% Hands-On

At Bridging The Gap, we don’t use MRIs or x-rays to find out the root cause of your discomfort. We don’t rely on machinery like treadmills or electrical muscle stimulation to do our work for us. Our hands are the only tools we need. By literally feeling out the problem rather than just glancing at your scans, we get an accurate idea of how we can best help you to a fast, pain-free recovery with improved motion, decreased scar tissue, and reduced inflammation. 

Manual Therapy Techniques

Learn how our techniques can help you.

Myofascial (my-oh-FASH-e-ul) Release is a technique used to decrease tension and improve mobility. Focusing on separating fasciathe tissue covering your musclesfrom muscle, the physical therapist will apply pressure to loosen restricted muscles and cause immediate relief.

Useful for stiff joints, the physical therapist gently moves a joint to its natural point of resistance. These motions stretch and strengthen the tissue surrounding the joint, reducing tension and increasing range of motion.
Commonly referred to as MET, this technique is helpful for lengthening muscles. The patient will actively contract a muscle while the physical therapists provide resistance. The technique uses opposing muscles to realign the body and improve posture.
Soft Tissue Mobilization involves the physical therapist pushing, pulling, and kneading on soft tissues like muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves to promote functionality, increase blood flow, and heal the surrounding tissues.

Trigger Point Release involves a physical therapist applying pressure to a taut band within a muscle. This pressure releases the trigger point to reduce pain and improve muscle contractability.