Manual Therapy Techniques

Manual Therapy Techniques may include such treatments as Graston Technique, dry needling, myofascial release, massage, soft tissue mobilizations, deep tissue treatment, and joint specific treatments such as joint mobilizations or manipulations.  Manual Therapy is employed for treatment of the neuromuscular, tendon, capsular components of the neck, back, hip, knee, elbow, wrists and ankle.  Manual Therapy for joint specific treatments is a specialized skill beyond that of a general practitioner or general physical therapist.   Such treatments should only be performed by a licensed therapist trained specifically in such treatment techniques.   You should provide continual feedback to your therapist during such treatments.  These treatments may be minimally uncomfortable and should be well tolerated by you during the treatments sessions.  Treatment soreness is a normal occurrence for up to 24 hours after treatment.  If soreness persists beyond this time frame you should alert your therapist  so that the treatment approach can be modified or changed to meet your specific needs .

Tina McLean has had extensive training through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine-US,  Myofascial Release with John Barnes, Dry Needling through MyoPain Seminars with Jan Dommerholt, Kinesiotaping as well as is a Certified Graston Technique provider.  She is currently working toward her Doctorate In Physical Therapy.