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Due to hurricane damage, the Havelock location is closed until further notice. Havelock therapists Hannah Zhang, Sarah Hall and Judy Hickes are available to see patients at the New Bern location. Please call the New Bern location at (252) 636-9800 to discuss your care.

Manual therapy treatment in New Bern, NC

Manual Therapy Treatment

Manual therapy is a core treatment method for most physical therapy programs. This approach involves a physical therapist using his or her hands to knead muscles and mobilize joints. The goal of manual therapy is to use these hands-on techniques to promote relaxation, improve local circulation and increase range of motion.

If you’re a patient from New Bern, North Carolina, seeking manual therapy treatment, Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy can help. Our highly trained physical therapy staff specializes in treatments including manual therapy to help you find the lasting pain relief you deserve. We have locations throughout North Carolina, including a clinic in New Bern.

Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions regarding our treatment options or to learn more about our locations. Our goal is to help you get back to the healthy, active lifestyle you deserve.

Types of manual therapy

At Peak Performance, manual therapy techniques performed by our physical therapists include:

  • Soft tissue mobilization — This approach increases movement in stiff muscles and connective tissue, especially scar tissue.
  • Strain-counterstrain — This gentle stretching technique is used to fix abnormal neuromuscular reflexes.
  • Joint mobilization — With this method, a physical therapist applies gentle pressure and slow movements to loosen stiff joints and help regain range of motion.
  • Muscle energy techniques — We will use voluntary contractions and counterforce to lengthen shortened muscles and improve mobility.

These manual therapy techniques are typically supplemented with in-office and at-home exercises to improve strength and balance.

Peak Performance offers manual therapy at our New Bern clinic

At our New Bern clinic, we have a friendly and helpful staff who can guide you through any questions you have about paperwork, insurance, scheduling and payment. From there, one of our physical therapists will provide a highly personalized evaluation to learn about your condition, previous treatments, posture and current state of mobility. You will then work together to develop a treatment plan based on your needs and lifestyle.

We provide a full range of treatment options, including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, aquatic therapy and myofascial release. To learn more, and to schedule your initial appointment, contact one of our caring representatives today.