One integral part of physical therapy is hands-on treatment. At Allied Rehab Care Specialists, we are trained to “feel your tissues”, stretch tight areas and move your joints using specific techniques and evidence-based practice. This along with therapeutic, functional exercises optimize fullest functional ability. Manual therapy techniques include Positional Release Technique, Myofascial Release and Joint Mobilization.


Positional Release Technique (PRT)

Have you ever felt your muscles tighten and knot up? Our tissues can “knot up” when they are pushed together, twisted and compressed; causing pain, spasms and trigger points. PRT helps “unkink” the knot.

PRT is a form of manual therapy that resolves pain and tissue dysfunction pain-free. It involves positioning the body and tissue in “positions of comfort” to “relax” the muscle and reset the resting length of tissue to ”normal”.

Myofascial Release

Myofascial Release is a safe and effective manual technique to relieve muscle immobility and pain. It involves applying gentle sustained pressure into the myofascial connective tissue to relax contracted muscles, improve circulation and eliminate pain. Each hands-on treatment session is customized to the patient’s needs.

Joint Mobilization

Joint mobilization is the careful use of skilled graded forces to move a joint in a desired direction. It is usually used to improve motion and normalize joint function but it may also be used to help control pain. It is used to reduce pain, improve muscle spasm and tension and improve or restore motion.