Manual Therapy

Manual therapy is a skilled, hands-on approach to mobilizing and manipulating muscles and joints. For Physical Therapists, hands are their tools that help them listen to muscles and joints to assess problem areas and to render treatment. The Physical Therapists at Advanced Physical Therapy Solutions use manual therapy as one technique to improve mobility and flexibility and to reduce pain. Frequently, manual therapy will be combined with exercise programs or other physical therapy modalities to promote healthy joint movement, coordination and balance, and muscle strength.

AAACSC_4049 Manual Therapy & GrastonGraston Technique®

Graston Technique® (GT) is a procedure used to detect and treat scar tissue from surgeries and injuries and other adhesions that can cause pain and dysfunction.  While most manual therapy takes place with hands only, in the Graston Technique® clinicians use six stainless steel instruments as extensions of their hands to glide across the patient’s muscles, tendons and ligaments. The instruments allow the therapist and the patient to more easily feel and manipulate areas of restriction. Implementing GT as part of your Physical Therapy may decrease treatment time, enhance faster recovery, reduce the need for pain medications and allow you to continue everyday activities.

Clinicians must be specially trained and accredited to use Graston Technique®. We are pleased to have accredited GT therapists on our staff at APTS.

Click here for a patient information sheet that describes GT in greater detail.


Trigger Point Dry Needling

Dry Needling is effective for resolving soft tissue dysfunction, such as, inflammation, tendonitis,contractures, trigger points, tissue adhesions, microcirculation, edema, and various other musculoskeletal orthopaedic conditions.

Click here to view our Dry Needling page.

Advanced Physical Therapy Solutions
501 Executive Place, Fayetteville, NC 28305   ::   Phone: (910) 423-5550
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