Manual Therapy

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Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) is a specialty of physical therapy that treats the specific problem, while also looking at the whole person. The term “manual therapy” can have many meanings depending on who is using it, but in this context Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) is a specialty of physical therapy that focuses on detailed evaluation and then treating primarily the neuro-muscular system and the musculo-skeletal system, including joints, muscle, fascia, nerves, skin, and muscular imbalances.

Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists view the body from a mechanical and neurophysiological perspective and work to help all the muscles, joints, and nerves function at their optimal levels. We ask questions such as: Is this joint too tight or too loose? Is this muscle too tight or too weak?  Are there any problems with the nerves? Why have these things happened? And how can we keep it functioning properly once we get it working well?

At Manual Therapy of Nashville we practice OMPT in the context of a wider view, taking into account the client’s life and emotions as they choose to share, or not share. We have the individualized time and private setting to promote a safe environment for this one-on-one care. Therapy with Heart.