Orthopedics is the medical specialty dedicated to preserving and restoring function in the musculoskeletal system, which includes bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves.
Manual therapy encompasses a broad group of sophisticated techniques performed by hand and by uniquely trained physical therapists. These may include mobilizations or manipulations of soft tissue and skeletal joints. Manual therapy techniques aim to decrease pain and increase function.
Imua Physical Therapy encourages ongoing post-graduate manual therapy training for all of our clinicians. All of our therapists have ongoing NAIOMT (North American Institute of Orthopedic Manual Therapy) training, which is ongoing with in-house coursework. In addition, some of our therapists have already received manual therapy certifications. Manual Therapy is proven to get you better, faster. While we always work with patients individually and only use manual therapy when appropriate, our outcome studies show better results when physical therapists have manual therapy training. This translates to fewer days off work or away from your favorite activity, and less out-of-pocket expenses.