Manual Therapy, Prime Physical Therapy, Dr. Kayla Roth, PT, DPT, Cert DN, CKTP

Manual Therapy

Manual Therapy


Manual Therapy Physical Therapy: Hands-On Healing for Optimal Recovery


Manual therapy techniques and interventions are a critical part of physical therapy and can be essential in aiding in the healing process of most diagnosis.  At Prime Physical Therapy, we believe in a hands-on approach.  We utilize skilled manual therapy techniques and interventions to not only assess, but to treat soft tissue, joint and structural impairments of the body in order to decrease pain and improve overall functioning.


Dr. Roth is specifically trained in spinal manipulation techniques for the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine as well as the sacroiliac joint (SIJ).  Spinal manipulation not only helps to decrease pain, but can improve muscle facilitation and contraction and increase blood flow which further aids in the recovery process.  Extensive research has shown that spinal manipulation in addition to traditional physical therapy, has yielded greater and more long-term lasting results than traditional physical therapy alone.


Our Manual Therapy Services Include:


  1. Manual Mobilizations: Our therapists use gentle, hands-on movements to manipulate joints and soft tissues, promoting proper alignment and joint function.
  2. Soft Tissue Mobilization: We employ techniques such as myofascial release and deep tissue massage to address muscle tension, trigger points, and adhesions, promoting flexibility and reducing pain.
  3. Joint Manipulation: Skilled joint manipulation can alleviate joint stiffness and improve range of motion, providing immediate relief from pain and discomfort.
  4. Muscle Energy Techniques: These techniques involve active patient participation, using controlled muscle contractions to improve joint mobility and function.
  5. Strain-Counterstrain: A gentle positional release technique that reduces muscle spasms and pain by repositioning the body in a pain-free position.
  6. Manual Traction: Manual traction involves the application of gentle force to stretch the spine or other joints, relieving pressure on nerves and discs.
  7. Trigger Point Release: Targeted pressure is applied to specific muscle knots or trigger points to relieve pain and improve muscle function.
  8. Manual Resistance Training: We utilize resistance exercises and specialized manual techniques to strengthen weakened muscles and enhance joint stability.

Our manual therapy services are designed to promote healing, enhance mobility, and improve overall function. Whether you’re recovering from an injury, managing chronic pain, or seeking to optimize your physical performance, our manual therapists are here to guide you on your journey to a healthier, pain-free life.


Contact us today to schedule a consultation and experience the benefits of manual therapy physical therapy for yourself.


Scroll to Top