Orthopedic Manual Therapy is a comprehensive system of various techniques designed to prevent and rehabilitate injuries. It involves therapeutic assessment, manipulation and movement of locomotor soft tissue to reduce pain and dysfunction with a focus on the functional movement patterns of each individual. Restoring structural balance throughout the body allows focus on both prevention and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal dysfunctions.

This specialized treatment integrates several therapeutic methods from across the manual therapy spectrum. Each technique has it’s own specific purpose while complimenting the other blended with the treatment.  These techniques include but are not limited to: active engagement, PNF stretching, myofascial release, deep tissue sculpting, sports performance therapy, neuromuscular therapy, structural integration, positional release, cupping, muscle strength testing, as well as self myofascial release techniques.


Who Benefits from Orthopedic Manual Therapy?

  • Athletes: Runners, Triathletes, Swimmers, Lacrosse & Soccer Players, Rock Climbers, Crossfitters etc.
  • Expecting or New Moms
  • Working Professionals
  • Anyone Recovering from and Injury or Surgery

The Four Primary Components to Orthopedic Manual Therapy

  1. Orthopedic Assessment
  2. Estabishing Effective Treatment Programs and Protocols
  3. Treatment Adaptability
  4. Understanding the Rehabilitation Protocol


Assessment of posture, gait, and overall functional movement gives us a baseline from which to treat. Compensation patterns, previous injuries, surgeries and conditions are all taken into consideration when designing an individualized treatment plan.

Establishing Effective Treatment Programs and Protocols

Establishing the WHY for the use of a particular technique for an injury or pain is imperative to the overall outcome and success of each treatment plan. For high quality treatment, there should be a sound physiological rationale for the chosen treatment method.

Treatment Adaptability

Adaptability is crucial when it comes to treating the human body. Our bodies change and evolve with daily life, habitual patterns, injuries and as they heal. Being able to shift focus and change course in of the utmost importance in order to evolve the treatment for the body.

Rehabilitation Protocol

For treating pain and injuries it is very helpful to understand the healing process of the body and the type of pain or injury. Knowing what rehabilitation is about, the process, and other aspects such a home-care for the client is another important piece to the puzzle when recovering from and injury. Tools for strengthening, correcting and balancing the body are all important to a fully functioning and rehabilitated body.

Orthopedic Manual Therapy Address These Conditions…

  • Tendinosis
  • Joint Arthritis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • SI Joint Dysfunction
  • Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Frozen Hip
  • Bulging/Herniated Disc Pain
  • Mid Back Pain
  • Rhomboid Pain
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Bursitis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Whiplash Injury
  • Compressed Discs
  • Neck Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Medial and Lateral Epicondylosis
  • Scar Tissue Adhesions
  • Hamstring Strains
  • Meniscus Tears
  • ACL/MCL/LCL Sprains
  • Knee Pain
  • IT Band Syndrome
  • Patellar Tendonosis
  • Shin Splints
  • Ankle Sprains
  • Achilles Tendonosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Supinated or Pronated Foot
  • Bunions

Orthopedic Massage Benefits Include…

    • Increase pain-free range of motion throughout the entire body
    • Strengthen weak, inhibited muscles
    • Stretch tight, facilitated muscles
    • Balance muscles around all the joints
    • Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defense system
    • Help athletes prepare for, and recover from, strenuous training
    • Increase joint flexibility
    • Promote tissue regeneration, reducing scar tissue and stretch marks
    • Pump oxygen and nutrients into tissues, improving circulation
    • Reduce post surgery adhesions and swelling
    • Reduce spasms and cramping
    • Relax and soften injured, tired, and overused muscles
    • Release endorphins—amino acids; the body’s natural painkiller
    • Ease medication dependence
    • Decreased anxiety, depression
    • Enhanced sleep quality
    • Greater energy
    • Improved concentration
    • Increased circulation
    • Reduced fatigue