Manual Therapy - Physical Therapy

Serving Portland OR | Vancouver WA

manual therapy and physical therapy at new heights physical therapy in Portland OR and Vancouver WA oregon city beavertonWhat is Manual Therapy?

Manual Therapy is the use of “hands-on” techniques to maximize the body’s own self-healing potential. Manual Therapy is used to diagnose and treat injured or unhealthy tissue.

How Manual Therapy is Different from Physical Therapy?

Manual therapy is a form of physical therapy but differs from conventional physical therapies by identifying the source of dysfunction.  Below are a few manual therapy techniques:

  • Spinal mobilization/ manipulation
  • Peripheral joint mobilization
  • Massage and soft tissue mobilization
  • Neural mobilization
  • Craniosacral mobilization
  • Scar remodeling
  • Scientific Therapeutic Exercise Progression (S.T.E.P.)
  • This list is not comprehensive.  There are many more.

Manual Therapy Physical Therapists

When your physical therapist is a manual therapist it means they have additional years of schooling besides physical therapy school to assist you with your problems. This includes two to four years of post graduate training.

In order to provide the most effective manual therapy, our therapists are trained in comprehensive musculoskeletal evaluations, as well as:

  • Biomechanics (movement and motion of parts of the body)
  • Histology (the study of tissue)
  • Neurophysiology (the study of physiology within the nervous system)
  • Traumatology (the study of trauma and it’s effect on healing connective tissue)
  • Exercise physiology (the study of exercise to enhance healing)

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Serving Portland OR | Vancouver WA
(503) 236-3108 East Portland
(360) 737-3346 Vancouver Clinic


East Portland
5736 NE Glisan St.
Portland, OR 97213
(503) 236-3108

1700 Broadway St., Suite 101
Vancouver, WA 98663
(360) 737-3346

Manual Therapy – Physical Therapy in Portland OR and Vancouver WA

Seeing Patients in the following Portland and Vancouver areas:

SE Portland | NE Portland | Gresham | Happy Valley | Clackamas | Milwaukie | Mt Tabor | Belmont | Lloyd Center | Laurelhurst | Hollywood District | Downtown Portland | Beaverton | Tigard | Hillsboro | Cedar Mill | Cornell | Sylvan | Cedar Hills

Downtown Vancouver | Fruit Valley | Hazel Dell | Felida | Cascade Park | Camas Washington

East PDX:
(503) 236-3108
(360) 737-3346