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Manual Therapy

Is Manual Therapy Right for You? What is Manual Therapy? Unlike Astym® treatment, which we discussed last month, manual therapy is a type of hands-on physical therapy that treats chronic pain, sports injuries, age-related pain, and other common joint and muscle pains. A therapist kneads and manipulates the muscles and joints to promote mobilization. This process can also help to strengthen weak muscles and repair any injuries or strains. There are different kinds of manual therapy, including: Myofascial Treatment: Promotes flexibility and improves mobility of

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Astym® Therapy

Alternative, Non-Invasive Physical Therapy Treatments What is Astym® Therapy? How Will it Help Me? Many patients are nervous to try out new therapy styles, especially ones that are not necessarily conventional. Astym® therapy is a non-invasive treatment that works to reduce scar tissue, relieve joint and muscle pain, and helps to combat restricted movement with a 90 percent success rate. Country Roads Physical Therapy offers Astym therapy in all five of our locations. Astym therapy involves a physical therapist using special instruments to smooth over

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